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Indiana's Jobless Rate Declines 0.2% in April

Indiana's unemployment rate declined by two-tenths percent to 8.5 percent in April, the largest one month decrease in over a year.

Private sector employment in the Hoosier state also increased by 68-hundred jobs over the past month and exceeded the national rate of growth.

Dubois County, which had the lowest unemployment rate in the state in April, saw its jobless rate drop by over one-percent, from 6.3 to 5.2 percent.

Daviess County's rate dropped one-percent from 6.5 to 5.5 percent.

Martin County saw its unemployment rate fall from 6.6 to 6.0 percent.

Knox County's rate fell from 7.1 to 6.0 percent.

Pike County's April jobless rate was 6.9 percent, down from 8.2 percent in March.

Gibson County's rate also fell from 7.5 to 6.6 percent.

Greene County's unemployment rate was seven-tenths percent lower than March at 9.6 percent.

Sullivan County's April jobless rate was 10.7 percent, down from 11.4.