Hoosier Economy Indiana’s December unemployment report shows decrease to 4 percent

Indiana’s December unemployment report shows decrease to 4 percent

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On Wednesday, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced Indiana’s December 2016 unemployment rate decreased slightly from in November to 4.0 percent overall, a decrease of 0.2 percent from the previous month. Indiana’s unemployment rate is 0.7 percent lower than the national rate, and 0.6 percent lower than this time last year.

Surrounding states – Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan – observed slight increases in unemployment or held steady for the month of December. Illinois saw an increase of 0.1 percent in December, bringing their unemployment rate to 5.7 percent, the highest of Indiana’s neighboring states. Michigan also observed a 0.1 percent increase from November, bringing their overall unemployment rate to 5 percent overall. Kentucky and Ohio both held steady for the month of December – with Kentucky holding at 4.8 percent and Ohio holding at 4.9 percent, respectively.

IN County with the highest unemployment rate: Lake at 5.9%
IN County with the lowest unemployment rate: Dubois at 2.8%

Employment Report (LAUS)

Jobs Report (CES)