County by county unemployment numbers for the month of May have been released and once again Dubois and Hamilton counties are tied as far who has the honor of having state’s lowest unemployment rate.
Both counties came in at 3.1 %, a drop of three-tenths of a percentage point from April.
Statewide Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped last month to an even 5%, down two-tenths of a percent from the previous month.
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says show that an additional 13-thousand Hoosiers found jobs in May, dropping the unemployment rate for the state to 5%.
Indiana Workforce Development Commissioner Steve Braun says Indiana’s labor force participation rate is at the highest point since 2009 and continues to outpace the national average.
Braun says the state experienced positive gains in employment accompanied by a decrease in unemployment, which suggests that many Hoosier job seekers, including those joining the workforce for the first time in May, found success in securing gainful employment.
Now locally as we mentioned Dubois and Hamilton County are both once again tied with the state’s lowest unemployment rate for the month of May at 3.1 %.
Daviess County came in at 3.4 %, Spencer County 3.8%, Warrick County was at 4.1 % , and Martin County is right behind at an even 4%.
Pike County’s May unemployment mark was at 4.3 %, Perry County 4.5%, Orange County an even 5%, and Crawford County 5.1%.
Vermillion County had state’s highest unemployment rate last month at 6.5%.