County by county unemployment numbers for the month of October have been released and thanks to a drop of 2 tenths of a percent Dubois County once again leads the way with the state’s lowest unemployment mark.
Figures released by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development show Dubois County’s unemployment rate last month came in at 2.8 percent down from September’s rate of an even three percent.
Dubois County is 1 tenth of a percent behind Bartholomew County at 2.9 percent.
Statewide Indiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased slightly to 4.4 percent in October from September. That’s below September’s rate of 4.5 percent and below the national average of 4.9 percent.
Workforce Development Commissioner Steve Braun says private sector employment increased 3,400 from September. He says initial unemployment insurance claims are at the lowest point in more than 30 years.
Locally as mentioned Dubois County leads the state once again with the lowest unemployment for October at 2.8 percent.
Daviess County is at an even 3 percent, Pike and Spencer counties both came in at 3.6 percent. Martin County 3.7, Warrick 3.8, Perry 3.9, Orange 4.3 and Crawford County’s October unemployment rate came in at 4.8 percent.
Green and Lake Counties were tied with the state highest unemployment mark last month at 5.4 percent.