Jackson County’s unemployment goes down again


Jackson County’s unemployment rate fell from 3.6 percent in October to 3.3 percent in November, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development’s latest report.

According to that report, 735 people from a workforce of 22,320 were looking for work in November. In October, 795 people from a workforce of 22,325 were looking for work.

A year ago in November, 797 people or 3.7 percent from a workforce of 21,830 were looking for work.

Overall, Jackson County’s rate in November was lower than the state unemployment rate of 3.9 and the nation’s rate of 4.7.

Jackson County’s 3.3 percent rate was tied for the 78th lowest in the state with three other counties.

Elsewhere in south-central Indiana, Bartholomew County had a 2.9 percent rate, the 91st lowest in the state, and Brown County’s rate of 3.1 tied for 86th lowest in the state. Other regional counties, their rates and rankings were: Washington, 3.9, 41st; Monroe, 4.0, 37th; Jennings, 4.1, 32nd; Scott, 4.2, 26th; and Lawrence, 4.7, ninth.

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