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Lawrence County Ranks 8th In State In Unemployment Rate
Updated December 29, 2017 7:58 AM
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(UNDATED) - Indiana's unemployment rate decreased to 3.7 percent in November, down from 3.9 percent the previous month.

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says while the state lost 4,200 private sector jobs last month, the unemployment rate remains below the national average of 4.1 percent.

Lawrence County's employment rate took a jump from 4.0 percent in October to 4.2 in November, placing 8th in the state. Currently Lawrence County has 886 unemployed, a jump from 822 in October.

Locally, Greene County had the highest unemployment rate at 4.4 with Dubois County ranking the best at 2.4.

The worse in the state was Fayette County at 4.9 percent.

Other local counties and their rankings:

  • 14th Orange County at 4.0
  • 31st Monroe County at 3.6
  • 41th Washington County at 3.5
  • 62nd Brown County at 3.0
  • 64th Martin County at 3.0
  • 73rd Jackson County at 2.9
  • 76th Daviess County at 2.8

To see other counties and their rankings visit http://www.hoosierdata.in.gov/docs/state/rank/2017/rankmth11.pdf



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