State Details County Unemployment Performance

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The Indiana Department of Workforce Development has released county-by-county unemployment figures. The state rate, released last week, shows Indiana continues to experience near decade-low jobless levels.

The statewide jobless rate hit its lowest level in more than a decade at the end of last year.

Counties in the Top 5 highest and lowest have changed little, compared to the same month a year ago.

Lowest unemployment rate among Indiana counties:

  • 1. Hamilton - 3.7
  • 2. Dubois - 3.9
  • 3. LaGrange - 4.0
  • 4. Bartholomew - 4.1
  • 5 (t). Hendricks, Elkhart, Boone, Adams - 4.2

Highest unemployment rate among Indiana counties:

  • 1. Greene - 8.8
  • 2. Vermillion - 8.5
  • 3 (t). Lake - 7.8
  • 3 (t). LaPorte - 7.8
  • 5. Lawrence - 7.7

You can connect to the full county-by-county breakdown by clicking here.

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