Uncategorized February '11 unemployment rate at 8.8%

February '11 unemployment rate at 8.8%

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On Friday, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced that Indiana’s unemployment rate for February 2011 dropped below 9% for the first time since December 2008. The Hoosier unemployment rate now stands at 8.8%, down 0.3% from January’s rate of 9.1%.

  • County with the highest unemployment rate: Vermillion 13.7%
  • County with the lowest unemployment rate: Daviess 5.7%

Indiana’s unemployment rate now rests just below the U.S. rate of 8.9%, and continues to stand lower than neighboring states Illinois (8.9%), Ohio (9.2%), Kentucky (10.4%) and Michigan (10.4%).

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