Last week, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced Indiana’s September unemployment figures, which held steady from the July 2018 rate. The state’s unemployment rate stood at 3.5% for September and remained lower than the national rate of 3.7%. The national rate saw a decline of 0.2% from August to September. The state’s rate of 3.5% is also a 0% change from September of 2017.
Surrounding states–Illinois and Ohio saw no change to their rates, both holding at 4.1% and 4.6% respectively. Kentucky’s rate rose by 0.1% from August 2018 to 4.5%. Only one nearby state saw a drop in the unemployment rate – that was Michigan with a 0.1% decrease to 4.0%.
IN County with the highest unemployment rate: Vermillion at 4.8%
IN County with the lowest rate: Dubois at 2.1%