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January unemployment rate climbs to 8.6%

On Monday, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced Indiana’s January unemployment rate increased to 8.6 percent, up from 8.3 percent in December.

Indiana’s unemployment rate continues to hover above than the national rate of 7.9 percent. In comparison to surrounding states, while Ohio’s  unemployment rate rose to 7.0 percent, it remains 1.6 points lower than Indiana’s.  The unemployment rate  in Kentucky was more than a half point lower than Indiana’s at 7.9 percent. Illinois (9.0 percent) and Michigan’s (8.9 percent) unemployment rates remained higher.

County with the highest unemployment rate: Vermillion- 13.5%
County with the lowest unemployment rate: Hamilton- 6.7%

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