County by county unemployment numbers for the month of April have been released by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development showing Dubois County as part of a three-way tie for the state’s lowest unemployment mark.
Dubois last month shared the top spot with both LaGrange and Elkhart Counties with a rate of 2 percent. In the previous month the county which saw a drop of 3 tenths of a percent from March held the number 2 position behind Elkhart and LaGrange.
Statewide Indiana’s unemployment rate in April stood at 3.2-percent for the third consecutive month.
The Department of Workforce Development says the state lost seven-thousand private sector jobs last month, however U-S Bureau of Labor Statistics figures show Indiana’s labor force increased last month by more than 11-thousand-600.
The state’s labor force participation rate sits at 64-percent, which remains higher than the national rate. The nation’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.9-percent last month.
Locally as we mentioned, Dubois County was in a three-way tie for the state’s lowest unemployment mark for April at an even 2 percent.
Daviess County was at 2.2 percent. Martin came in at 2.4, Warrick was at 2 and a half percent, Spencer right behind at 2.6.
Pike 2.9, Perry 3.2, Orange 3.6, and Crawford County’s April unemployment rate came in at 3.8 percent.
Vermillion County north of Terre Haute once again had the state’s highest unemployment rate last month at 4.8 percent.