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SEI Unemployment Falls To 7.8%; Ind. Adds Jobs

Posted On May 18, 2012

Unemployment(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – New unemployment numbers are out for Indiana, showing the state’s jobless rate dropped to 7.9 percent in April.

 

The rate was a decrease of 0.3 percent from March. Indiana’s jobless rate is now lower than the national rate of 8.1 percent.

 

A big reason for the drop was 15,400 private sector jobs, accounting for 12 percent of the national increase in the sector.

 

“The Hoosier state has not seen economic growth on this level in a generation,” said Scott B. Sanders, commissioner of the Department of Workforce Development.  

 

Sanders also noted Indiana has added 36,500 jobs so far in 2012, the most in a four month period since late 1998.

 

Unemployment in the five-county southeast Indiana region was at 7.8 percent in April, down significantly from 8.9 percent the previous month.

 

Unemployment in Dearborn County last month was down 0.9 percent to 8.1 percent. Franklin County was at 8. Ohio County had 8.6. Ripley County was 7.8. Switzerland County had the region’s lowest jobless rate at just six percent.

 

INDIANA NON-SEASONALLY ADJUSTED EMPLOYMENT

 

COUNTY

APRIL 2012

MARCH 2012

APRIL 2011

Dearborn

8.1

9.0

9.0

Franklin

8.0

9.3

9.9

Ohio

8.6

9.5

8.7

Ripley

7.8

9.2

8.8

Switzerland

6.0

6.6

6.6

Indiana (seasonally adjusted)

7.9

8.2

8.8

   Data Source: Indiana Department of Workforce Development