County by county unemployment numbers for the month of March are out and Dubois County has made a return to the top spot as far as counties with the state’s lowest unemployment rate, however the county is part of a three way tie.
Numbers released Monday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development show Dubois’ March rate standing at 2.8 percent a drop of 7 tenths of a percent from February.
Also joining Dubois at the top are LaGrange and Elkhart Counties.
Now statewide Indiana’s unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in March, the lowest it’s been since 2001.
The deparrtment says the state’s March jobless rate compared with one of 4.1 percent in February and a national unemployment rate of 4 and a half percent last month.
They say Indiana’s workforce increased by nearly 6,100 people in March to more than 3.32 million people. The number of people who were employed grew by more than 12,000, and the number of those without jobs fell by more than 6,200.
Locally as we mentioned Dubois County is in a three-way tie for the state’s lowest unemployment rate in March at 2.8 percent.
Daviess County was at an even three percent, Warrick’s was at 3.4 percent. Martin 3 and a half, Pike 3.6, Spencer 3.7, Perry 3.8 Orange 4 and a half and Crawford County’s March unemployment rate came in at 5.2 percent.
Each saw a significant drop from the previous month.
Vermillion County north of Terre Haute had the state’s highest unemployment mark in March at 5.9 percent