County unemployment rate stands at 2.7%


Jackson County’s unemployment rate stood at 2.7% in June, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development’s latest report released Monday.

Overall, 23,251 county residents were on the job in June, which is 698 more than in the same month in 2021 when 22,553 county residents were working. The jobless rate at that time was 3.7%.

The June rate, which is preliminary, is up from the May 2022 final rate, which was 2.2%.

The number of county residents reporting they were looking for work in June of this year was 643, compared to the 882 who were looking for work during the same month a year earlier.

The county’s labor force was 23,894 in June, which is 249 more than the same month in 2021.

The county’s unemployment rate for June was lower than the state’s rate of 3.2% and the national rate of 3.8%.

Other nearby counties and their unemployment rates for June were Bartholomew, 1.9%; Brown, 2.1%; Jennings, 2.9%; Lawrence, 2.8%; Monroe, 2.3%; Scott, 2.9%; and Washington, 2.5%.

LaGrange County had the lowest rate in the state at 1.6% in June, and Lake County had the highest at 5%.

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