Indiana's November jobless rate declines to 3.7 percent

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The report's preliminary estimates showed the state's labor participation rate rise to 63.3 percent, compared to the national average of 62.7 percent.

The U.S. Federal Reserve said last week it expects the labor market will continue to improve next year, with the unemployment rate dropping to 3.9 percent by the end of 2018.

The state did add 9,800 jobs over the prior month and the number of unemployed people dropped slightly, but it wasn't enough to move the jobless rate.

The state has now added jobs in three consecutive months, after several months of alternating job losses and gains. A year ago, it was 6.7 percent.

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But the private sector shed 4,200 jobs in November, primarily in the trade, transportation, and utilities sector, as well as leisure and hospitality jobs.

The statewide unemployment rate is down from 4.9 percent in November 2016.

Hawaii's rate was the lowest in the nation at 2 percent.

Monthly workforce estimates are cooperatively produced and released by the Maine Department of Labor, Center for Workforce Research and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.