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County by county unemployment numbers for the month of July have been released and for the second consecutive month Dubois County leads the pack with Indiana’s lowest unemployment rate.

Dubois County’s unemployment rate in July came in at 3.1 percent a drop of 3 tenths of a percent from the June rate of 3.4 and one tenth of a percent from Indianapolis suburb Hamilton County’s rate of 3.2 percent. The two counties were in a deadlock for the number one spot in June.

Statewide the Indiana Department of Workforce Development says the Hoosier state’s unemployment rate for July dropped to 4.6 percent – the third consecutive month of decline.

The rate is now the lowest it’s been since the start of the year. That’s after more than 11,000 Hoosiers found jobs in the private sector last month.

State numbers show that employment gains were boosted largely by the professional and business sector – while leisure and hospitality jobs saw a significant drop.

Indiana’s unemployment rate is lower than the national average and almost all neighboring states, except for Michigan.

Now locally as we mentioned Dubois County once again leads the state with the lowest unemployment rate.

Daviess county came in at 3 and a half percent.

Spencer County’s July rate was at 3.9 percent. Martin County was an even 4 percent, Warrick 4.2. Perry County 4 and a half percent. Pike 4.7 Orange was an even 5 and Crawford County’s June unemployment rate was at 5.2 percent.

For the second straight month, Greene County had the state highest unemployment rate at 6.8 percent.

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