Dubois and Hamilton Counties Share Top Spot

work unemployed art workINDIANAPOLIS (NNDC) – Dubois County remains number one in the Indiana Department of Workforce Development’s ranking of county data for unemployment rates for the month of June, but this month has to share the top spot with Hamilton County.

Dubois County’s rate in May was 3.2 percent compared to Hamilton County’s 3.4. Both went up slightly to 3.5 percent in June. The state average is 4.8 percent, the national average 5.5.

In the immediate area, Spencer County’s June rate is 4.0, up from 3.8; Pike County 4.1, up from 4.0; and Crawford County 5.3, down from 5.6.

Evansville’s rate is 4.3, same as last month, and Indianapolis 4.5, same as last month. Vermillion County, which is included in the Terre Haute MSA (metropolitan statistical area) is the state’s highest rate, 6.6.