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Indiana Metropolitan Areas Note Jobless Rate Rise

Last updated on Thursday, June 30, 2011

(UNDATED) - Unemployment held steady in Indiana last month, but new federal numbers say most of the state’s metropolitan areas saw their jobless rate rise.

The government divides Indiana into 14 metro areas.

Only the Michigan city-LaPorte area cut its jobless rate, going from 9.6% to 9.4%.

The area gained 14-hundred jobs.

The Elkhart-Goshen area held steady but continues to have the worst unemployment in Indiana at 10.1%percent.

The other 12 areas saw their jobless rates rise.

Bloomington posted the lowest jobless rate in the state at 6.9%.

Unlike state jobs figures released last week, metro employment numbers are not seasonally adjusted.

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