Unemployment Remains Low in Dubois County

Dubois County (NNDC):

Dubois County along with two other counties remain tied for the lowest unemployment in the state in July results.

All 3 counties, including Dubois all posted 2.6% unemployment in July. That was up one-tenth of a percent from the previous month for all three.

The overall state rate in July dropped one-tenth of a percent, arriving at 3.4% and remaining lower than the national rate of 3.7%.

The last time Indiana’s unemployment rate was at 3.4 percent was April 2018.

Indiana’s July labor force had a net decrease of 6,608 people over the previous month as U.S. employers as a whole slowed their hiring in July.

For Indiana in total, it was a result of a decrease of 1,274 unemployment and a decrease of about 5,334 employed residents, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

Dubois County’s labor force consisted of 23,925 people in July — 23,296 of whom were employed. That left 629 classified as unemployed.

Indiana’s 3.4% July rate was lower than all of its immediate neighboring states.

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