Hoosier Economy Indiana sees slight rise in January unemployment report

Indiana sees slight rise in January unemployment report

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On Wednesday, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced Indiana’s January unemployment rate increased slightly to 6.0 percent, a 0.1 percent increase from December’s mark.

The national unemployment rate also rose slightly to 5.7 percent with Indiana slightly above the national average. Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio all saw either declines or no change in their unemployment rates in January. Illinois’ and Michigan’s unemployment rates both declined 0.1 percent, with Illinois’ rate falling to 6.1 percent and Michigan’s rate falling to 6.3 percent in January. Kentucky and Ohio saw no monthly change in unemployment rates and remained at 5.5 percent and 5.1 percent respectively.

IN County with the highest unemployment rate: Vermillion at 9.7%
IN County with the lowest unemployment rate: Hamilton at 4.6%

Employment Report (LAUS)

Jobs Report (CES)