County’s unemployment rate stands at 3.3%


Jackson County’s unemployment rate stood at 3.3% in April, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development’s latest report released Monday.

Overall, 22,154 county residents were on the job in April, which is 5,144 more than in April 2020 when 17,010 county residents were working. The jobless rate at that time was 22.4% because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The number of county residents reporting they were looking for work in April of this year was 766, compared to the 4,911 who were looking for work during the same month a year earlier.

The county’s labor force was 22,920 in April, which is 999 more than the same month in 2020.

The county’s unemployment rate for April was lower than the state’s rate of 4.2% and the national rate of 5.7%.

Other nearby counties and their unemployment rates for April were Bartholomew, 3.3%; Brown, 4.1%; Jennings, 4.4%; Lawrence, 4%; Monroe, 3.3%; Scott, 4.3%; and Washington, 3.8%.

Adams County had the lowest rate in the state at 2.1%, and Lake County had the highest at 7.6%.

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