Uncategorized Indiana unemployment rate drops to 8.5%

Indiana unemployment rate drops to 8.5%

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On Tuesday, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced that Indiana’s unemployment rate for March 2011 dropped below the national average for the second month in a row. The Hoosier unemployment rate now stands at 8.5 percent, down 0.3 percent from February’s rate of 8.8 percent.

  • County with the highest unemployment rate: Fayette – 12.5%
  • County with the lowest unemployment rate: Daviess – 5.3%

Indiana’s unemployment rate continues to sit below the U.S. rate of 8.8 percent, and stands lower than neighboring states Illinois (8.8 percent), Ohio (8.9 percent), Kentucky (10.2 percent) and Michigan (10.3 percent).

Employment Report (LAUS)

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