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Lawrence County Remains In Top 5 For Unemployment
Updated May 5, 2013 1:00 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
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(UNDATED) - Bedford unemployment went up another few ticks in October.

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development released statistics saying Lawrence County unemployment stands at 9.2%, up from 8.5% in September, and up quite a bit from the 5.4% we stood at in October of last year.

That keeps Lawrence County in the top 5 counties in the state.

However, at least we're not alone.

Every county surrounding Lawrence saw an increase with exception for Washington and Martin Counties. Washington County went down a half point to 5.8% and Martin County stayed steady at 4.9%.

Most of the high unemployment counties in the state, however, remain in the east and north.

State and national unemployment are up as well. Indiana climbed from 6.2% to 6.4%, and the US went from 6.1% to 6.5%, so that keeps Indiana below the national average.



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