County by county unemployment numbers for the month of June have been released and after a two month deadlock with Indianapolis suburb Hamilton County, Dubois County has taken a slight lead as far as counties with the state’s lowest unemployment rate.
Dubois County’s unemployment rate last month came in at 3.4 % just one tenth of a percentage
point below Hamilton’s.
The Department of Workforce Development says the state’s unemployment rate in June was 4.8%,
down from the May rate of 5%.
The department says more than 8,500 private sector jobs were added last month, with most of them in
Leisure & Hospitality and Private Education and Health Services. The biggest losses in June were in
Professional & Business Services and Manufacturing.
The Department also says the state’s labor force – those of working age who are employed or actively
looking for jobs – reached an all-time high of more than 3.3 million people in June.
Other counties locally show Daviess County’s June unemployment mark at 3.9%. Spencer County was at
4.1 %. Martin County was 4.3%. Warrick was 4 1/2%,Perry 4.7%, Pike is right behind at
4.8%. Crawford is an even 5 percent and Orange County’s June unemployment rate was 5.2 %.
Green County surpassed Vermillion County with the state’s highest unemployment rate last month at 6.7%.
Among states that border Indiana, only Michigan had a lower unemployment rate at 4.6%.
The national unemployment rate is 5 1/2 %.