Hoosier Economy April jobless rate dips to 8.5%

April jobless rate dips to 8.5%

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On Friday, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced Indiana’s April unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent, down from 8.7 percent in March. Indiana’s unemployment rate had risen or held steady in the previous four months.

Indiana’s unemployment rate continues to hover a full percentage point above the national unemployment rate which fell a tenth of a percent to 7.5 percent in April. Ohio’s unemployment rate dipped to 7.0 percent, 1.5 points lower than Indiana’s. Kentucky jobless rate also decreased, falling to 7.9 percent. The unemployment rate in Illinois fell two tenths of a percent from March to 9.3 percent and Michigan’s 8.4 percent rate was down nearly a full percentage point below last year’s jobless rate.

County with the highest unemployment rate: Fayette- 11.4%
County with the lowest unemployment rate: Dubois- 5.2%

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