State unemployment down slightly

(Photo Supplied/Indiana Workforce Development)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WOWO): LaGrange, Dubois and Elkhart Counties are tied for having the lowest unemployment rates in the state.

That’s according to the March unemployment numbers, released by Indiana Workforce Development Monday. At 2.8%, they’re a far cry from Vermillion County, which has the highest unemployment rate in the state at 5.9%.

Looking at the state’s biggest metro areas, unemployment in Indianapolis is at 3.5%, down from 4.2% the prior month. Fort Wayne is at 3.6%, down from 4.4% in February, while Gary has the highest metro unemployment rate at 5.2%, although that’s still down a full percentage point from February.

Overall, the state unemployment rate of 3.9% is down slightly from February, when it was 4.1%.

Read the full report here.


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