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Jobless Rate Fell In April

Posted On May 16, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

unemployment-graphic-small.jpg(Indianapolis, Ind.) – New Indiana jobless numbers are out showing the state’s jobless rate decreased to 5.7 percent in April.

That’s even with Ohio’s jobless rate and a full two percent below Kentucky.

Indiana’s number was down 0.2 percent from March and 2.1 percent lower than April of 2013, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development data. April is the ninth straight month that Indiana’s unemployment rate has declined.

“April’s job numbers maintained the positive economic trend for 2014 in the Hoosier State,” said Scott B. Sanders, Commissioner of the Indiana DWD. “Indiana’s unemployment rate continues to drop because more Hoosiers are going back to work as our labor force continues to grow, which is not the case with some of our neighboring states or the national trend as a whole.”

Indiana added 4,400 private sector jobs in April.

Locally, Ripley County had the highest jobless rate at 6.3 percent. Switzerland County’s was the lowest at 4.5 percent.

INDIANA NON-SEASONALLY ADJUSTED EMPLOYMENT

COUNTY APRIL 2013 MARCH 2014 APRIL 2014
Dearborn 8.6 6.4 6.1
Franklin 8.6 6.5 6.0
Ohio 8.3 6.3 6.2
Ripley 8.9 7.2 6.3
Switzerland 6.1 5.4 4.5
Indiana (seasonally adjusted) 7.8 5.9 5.7

   Data Source: Indiana Department of Workforce Development

 

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