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August Unemployment Up In Indiana, Down In Some Counties

Indiana’s unemployment rate rose in August up to 8.7 percent from 8.5 percent in July.

Central and southern Indiana counties saw a mix of rising and falling unemployment rates. Monroe County’s rate dropped slightly to 7.3 percent from 7.6 percent. Bartholomew (7.3 percent), Decatur (9.4 percent), Howard (9.9 percent), Greene (8.5 percent) and Lawrence (10.6 percent) counties also saw a small decrease.

 Other counties including Brown (7.7 percent), Marion (9.2 percent), Morgan (8.2 percent) and Vigo (10.1 percent) counties had an increase in their unemployment rates. 

As Indiana’s unemployment rate rose, the national rate remained the same at approximately 9.1 percent. Even with the increase in August, the state has been below the national average for seven months in a row.

Click the map to view the rates of individual counties in Indiana.

Source: Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

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