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State Jobless Rate Falls While Most Area County's Rates Go Up

Indiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped four-tenths percent to 6.4 percent in January and is now at the lowest point since September of 2008.

The rate of unemployment in Indiana remains below all neighboring states and is now lower than the national rate by two-tenths percent.

While the state’s jobless rate fell, the unemployment rates for most area counties went up in January.

Daviess County’s January jobless rate was 4.8%, three tenths percent higher than December.

Dubois County’s rate was 4.7%, a half percent higher than December.

Knox County had an unemployment rate of 5.4%, up six-tenths percent from December.

Martin County came in at 5.5% in January, a half percent higher than the month before.

Greene County’s unemployment rate was 8.3 percent, 1.7 percent higher than December.

Sullivan County’s rate was 8.6%, up 1.1 percent from December.

Pike County’s jobless rate stood at 5.9% in January, up two-tenths percent, while Gibson County’s was 5.6%, the same as the month before.