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February Indiana County, City & MSA Employment Report

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 7:18am

By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Still below the national average

 Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.5 percent for February and remains lower than the national rate of 3.8 percent. With the exception of one month when it was equal (October 2014), Indiana’s unemployment rate now has been below the U.S. rate for more than five years. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people seeking employment within the prior four weeks as a percentage of the labor force.

Indiana’s labor force had a net increase of 7,997 over the previous month. This was a result of an increase of 1,755 unemployed residents and an increase of 6,242 employed residents. Indiana’s total labor force, which includes both Hoosiers employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3.40 million, and the state’s 65.2 percent labor force participation rate remains above the national rate of 63.2 percent.

Locally, Jefferson Co. stands at 4.1%, Switzerland Co. 4.2, Ripley Co. 4.7, Jennings Co. 4.9, Scott Co. 4.4 and Clark Co. 3.9.

County Unemployment Rates February 2019 - Non Seasonally Adjusted

Vermillion Co. has the highest unemployment rate at 7.0 while Hamilton Co. has the states lowest at 3.1%

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