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Greene County Shares Highest Unemployment Rate With Vermillion County
Updated May 25, 2016 6:23 AM
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(UNDATED) - Greene County shared Indiana's highest unemployment rate with Vermillion County last month at 7.3 percent.

For Greene County, that's an increase of nine-tenths percent from a year ago.

Daviess County's unemployment rate for April was 3.8 percent, up three tenths percent from a year ago at this time. Martin County's unemployment rate stood at 4.5 percent in April, up from 3.8 percent at the same time last year.

Lawrence and Monroe share 5 percent, with Orange County at 5.9 percent.

Meanwhile, Dubois County shared the state's lowest unemployment rate last month with Hamilton County at 3.4 percent with Jackson not far behind at 3.9 percent.

For Dubois County, that's a four-tenths percent increase from year ago levels.

Indiana's labor force continued growing in April with 20,743 more Hoosiers joining the labor force.

Since the beginning of 2016, Indiana's labor force has grown by more than 82,000 and by 178,000 since January 2013. Correspondingly, the state's labor force participation rate increased 0.4 percent in April while the nation's rate decreased 0.2 percent. Indiana continues to outpace the national labor force participation rate average by two and a half percent (65.3 percent vs. 62.8 percent).

Indiana's jobless rate for April was 5.2 percent.

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