Unemployment Report Released; All Counties Report Lower Unemployment

The unemployment report for April 2013 has been released and some boasting is in order, as no county in Indiana suffered from a rise in unemployment since March. Every county in the state improved their unemployment rate as well as the state as a whole, which dropped 0.2 percentage points to 8.5 percent.

Starke County dropped by 1.3 percentage points to 10.3 percent, ranking it number six in the state for unemployment. Pulaski County dropped by 1.6 percentage points to 6.1 percent, ranking 87th, while Marshall County dropped by 1.5 percentage points to 8 percent and came in 47th in the state. LaPorte County dropped by 1.4 percentage points to 10.2 percent, ranking seventh in the state.

Dubois County now boasts the lowest unemployment rate at 5.2 percent, while Fayette County is burdened with the highest at 11.4 percent.