Hoosier Economy Indiana’s unemployment numbers dip in August

Indiana’s unemployment numbers dip in August

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The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced Indiana’s August unemployment rate decreased slightly to 5.8 percent in August.

National unemployment rates have fallen to 6.1 percent with Indiana below the national average at 5.8 percent in August of 2014. Both the national and Indiana unemployment rates declined at the same rate in August, both falling 0.1 percent from the previous month. Illinois, Kentucky and Michigan all saw declines in their unemployment rates. Illinois’ unemployment rate declined 0.1 percent to 6.7 percent in August. Kentucky and Michigan’s unemployment rates both fell 0.3 percent to 7.1 percent and 7.4 percent respectively. Ohio’s unemployment rate remained constant in August, holding at 5.7 percent from July to August.

County with the highest unemployment rate: Lake at 7.7%
County with the lowest unemployment rate: Dubois at 3.7%

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