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Lawrence County Unemployment Climbs To Over 9%

Last updated on Friday, September 19, 2008

(BEDFORD) - More unfortunate economic news for Lawrence County. Lawrence County unemployment has increased 0.7% of a point from July to August, getting up to 9.2%.

That puts Lawrence County back in the top 5 in the state, now sitting at number 4, only behind Fayette, Adams and Blackford Counties.

It's also a big increase from August of last year, when Lawrence County unemployment sat at an even 6%.

Our neighbors to the north, Monroe County, stayed at an even 4.8% unemployment, though that's also a jump from last year's 3.7%.

Orange County stayed close to their July numbers, only going up 0.2% to 6.2%. Orange County unemployment was at 4.9% last year.

Statewide, unemployment climbed from 6.1% to 6.3%, and that puts us above the national average of 6.1%, which also is up 0.1%.

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