Hoosier Economy Slight rise in Indiana unemployment for December

Slight rise in Indiana unemployment for December

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The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced Indiana’s December unemployment rate increased slightly to 5.8 percent in December, a 0.1 increase from November’s mark.

National unemployment rates have fallen to 5.6 percent with Indiana slightly above the national average at 5.8 percent in December 2014. Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio all saw declines in their unemployment rates in December. Illinois’ and Ohio’s unemployment rates both declined 0.2 percent, with Illinois’ rate falling to 6.2 percent and Ohio’s rate falling to 4.8 percent in December. Kentucky saw decline of 0.3 percent to 5.7 percent, while Michigan’s unemployment rate fell 0.4 percent to 6.3 percent respectively.

County with the highest unemployment rate: Lake at 8.2%
County with the lowest unemployment rate: Hamilton at 4.1%

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