County unemployment rate continues to dropNovember 23, 2021
By CHRISTINE STEPHENSON
Dubois County’s jobless rate fell to 1.6% in October, down from 1.8% in September, according to preliminary data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
The county had one of the lowest unemployment rates out of the 92 Indiana counties. Only LaGrange and Union counties had lower rates.
Current unemployment reporting represents a coordinated effort throughout the nation with a specified reporting time frame that targets the week that includes the 12th day of the month.
The new state report placed Indiana’s overall seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in October at 3.3%, down from 3.5% in September. This rate remained lower than the national average of 4.6%.
Indiana’s October labor force had a net decrease of 350 people over the previous month, and the county’s labor force had a net increase of 75 people.
Dubois County’s neighboring counties’ rates were: Daviess, 1.7% (down from 1.8%); Martin, 1.7% (down from 1.9%) Orange, 3.0% (down from 3.4%); Perry, 2.2% (down from 2.4%); Pike, 2.4% (down from 2.7%); Spencer, 1.9% (down from 2.1%) and Warrick, 2.0% (down from 2.1%).
Out of all Indiana counties, the highest October rate was in Howard County at 4.2%, and the lowest rate was in LaGrange and Union counties at 1.5%. Hamilton, Boone and Adams counties also had rates of 1.6%.
Dubois County’s labor force consisted of 22.057 people in October — 21,697 of whom were employed.
That left 360 classified as unemployed.
By way of comparison, the county’s jobless rate in October 2020 was 3.4%.
Indiana’s rate was relatively low compared to the surrounding area. Other states’ rates were: Illinois, 6%; Kentucky, 4.2%; Michigan, 6.1%; Minnesota, 3.5%; Ohio, 5.1%, and Wisconsin, 3.2%.
More on DuboisCountyHerald.com
LaRue Williams, of Alfordsville, celebrated her 100th birthday earlier this week.
Lucille Garland, a Birdseye native, turned 100 years old earlier this month.
Clarence Marie Elkins reached the century mark on Friday.
Two Thanksgiving turkeys raised by a local farmer were pardoned by President Joe Biden on Friday.
Members of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus will perform at the Sounds of the...
The 2022 state, national and international economic climate will not be simple or easy, economic...
The Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt, where thousands will flock to eat, shop and listen to live...
The county plans to provide the Dubois County Park Board with an additional $350,000 to cover...