Today, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced Indiana’s May 2018 unemployment rate, which remains unchanged from April. Indiana’s unemployment rate is 0.7 percent lower than the national rate, and 0.3 percent lower than this time last year.
Surrounding states – Illinois and Michigan observed decreases in their unemployment rates, while Kentucky saw an increase in their unemployment rate, and Ohio’s rate was unchanged month-to-month. Illinois saw a decrease of 0.1 percent in May, bringing their unemployment rate to 4.3 percent. Michigan also observed a 0.1 percent decrease from April, bringing their overall unemployment rate to 4.6 percent, and represents the highest rate of our surrounding states. Kentucky was the only surrounding state to see an increase in their unemployment figure, increasing 0.1 percent to 4.1. Ohio, the only neighboring state that did not see a change in their monthly number, now stands at 4.3 percent for May.
IN County with the highest unemployment rate: Vermillion at 4.6%
IN County with the lowest rate: LaGrange at 2.3%