Today, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced Indiana’s January 2018 unemployment figures, representing a slight decrease from the rate reported for December 2017. The new rate stands at 3.3 percent and represents a decrease of 0.1 percent from the previous month. Indiana’s unemployment rate is 0.5 percent lower in January 2017, and is 0.8 percent lower than the national rate, which remained unchanged for the month.
Surrounding states–Illinois, Kentucky and Ohio observed decreases in their unemployment rates, while Michigan’s rate remained unchanged 4.7 percent. Illinois saw a decrease of 0.1 percent in January, bringing their unemployment rate to 4.8. Kentucky observed 0.2 percent decrease from January 2018, bringing their overall unemployment rate to 4.3 percent overall. Ohio’s rate of 4.7 percent, which represents a .2 percent decline from December.
IN County with the highest unemployment rate: Vermillion at 6.2%
IN County with the lowest rate: LaGrange at 2.4%