County’s unemployment drops to 4.7%


Jackson County’s unemployment rate fell to 4.7% in September, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

Overall, 22,002 county residents were on the job in September, which is 308 fewer than in September 2019 when 22,310 people had jobs. The jobless rate at that time was 2.2%.

The number of county residents looking for work in September of this year was 1,075. During the same month a year earlier, 511 were job hunting.

The county’s unemployment rate for September of this year is lower than the state’s rate of 6.2% and the national rate of 7.9%.

Other nearby counties and their unemployment rates for September were Bartholomew County, 4.9%; Brown, 5.1%; Jennings, 5%; Lawrence, 5.4%; Monroe, 4.4%; Scott, 6.4%; and Washington, 5.1%.

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