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County by county unemployment numbers for the month of June have been released and once again Dubois County is in a three-way tie marking the fourth straight month Dubois has shared the top spot with two other counties.

Despite an increase of 3 tenths of a percent from the month of May, figures released Monday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development say Dubois along with Elkhart and Adams counties lead the state in June with an unemployment rate of 2.3 percent.

Neighboring Daviess County and two other counties were right behind at 2.4 percent.

Statewide Indiana’s unemployment rate declined to 3 percent in June and is below the national rate of 4.4 percent last month.

The state’s June jobless rate compared with one of 3.2 percent in May.

Workforce Development Comissioner Steve Braun says the unemployment rate remains at its lowest levels since the mid-1990s. He says officials “believe this is an indication of the state’s ongoing strong economy.”

Now locally as we mentioned Dubois County is once again in a 3-way tie for the state’s lowest unemployment rate at 2.3 percent.

Daviess County is right behind at 2.4 percent. Martin County is at 2.7 percent. Warrick and Spencer Counties both came in at 2.9 percent, Pike County 3.1 percent. Perry and Orange Counties are both at 3.3 and Crawford County’s June unemployment rate came in at 3.4 percent.

Howard County who’s county seat is Kokomo had the state highest unemployment rate in the month of June at 4.9 percent.

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