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County by county unemployment numbers for the month of November have been released and once again Dubois County remains the leader with the states lowest unemployment mark but thanks to a slight increase they will have share that top spot.

Figures released Monday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development show Dubois County’s unemployment rate last month came in at 2.9 percent up just 1 tenth of a percentage point from October’s rate of 2.8 percent. Dubois shared the lead last month with Bartholomew County.
Statewide Indiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has decreased to 4.2 percent in November from October.

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says businesses added more than 13,000 new jobs last month. Officials note that the unemployment rate in the state is below the national average of 4.6 percent as well as all of Indiana’s neighboring states.

Indiana’s unemployment rate has dropped 4.2 percentage points since January 2013, surpassing the national decline of 3.4 percentage points.

Now locally as we mentioned, Dubois was at least in a tie with Bartholomew County for the state’s lowest unemployment mark at 2.9 percent last month.

Daviess County came in at 3.3 percent, Martin was at 3.7 percent. Spencer and Warrick Counties were tied at 3.9. Perry is right behind at an even 4 percent. Pike 4.1, Orange 4.4 and Crawford County’s November unemployment rate came in at 4.9 percent.

Greene and Lake counties were tied with the state’s highest unemployment rate at 5.4 percent.

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