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County by county unemployment numbers for the month of August are out and once again Dubois County leads the way with the state’s lowest unemployment mark. The county’s August rate came in at 3.3 percent one tenth of a percent lower that Indianapolis suburb Hamiltion County at 3.4 percent. Statewide Indiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly to 4 and a half percent in August, a one-tenth of a percentage point drop from July and from the same month a year ago. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says the state set all-time highs last month in total labor force at 3.38 million people and total number of employed workers at 3.23 million. It says Indiana’s labor force has increased by less than 79-thousand people this year and nearly 200,000 since January 2013. It says the largest job growth occurred in professional and business services and leisure and hospitality. Those gains were partially offset by losses in construction, manufacturing and trade, transportation and utilities. Now locally as we mentioned Dubois County once again lead the state with the lowest unemployment rate last month. Others include Daviess County who’s August rate was at 3.6 percent. Martin County came in at 4.1 percent. Spencer 4.2, Warrick 4.4. Pike County’s rate last month was 4.7 percent, Perry 4.9. Orange 5.2 and Crawford County 5.6 percent. Green County had the state’s highest unemployment rate last month at 6.6 percent.

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