Hoosier Economy Unemployment rate falls to 6.1%

Unemployment rate falls to 6.1%

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On Friday, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced Indiana’s February unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent.

The national unemployment rose slightly to 6.7 percent, remaining slightly higher than Indiana’s unemployment rate for the second straight month. Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped 0.4 points to 6.5 percent. The unemployment rate  in Kentucky rose slightly to 7.8 percent from 7.7 percent in January. Illinois’ jobless rate stayed the same as January’s numbers, remaining steady at 8.7 percent. Michigan’s February jobless rates dropped slightly as well, down 0.1 points to 7.7 percent.

County with the highest unemployment rate: Vermillion at 11.1%
County with the lowest unemployment rate: Hamilton at 4.6%

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