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Indiana's Unemployment Rate Drops to 8.1%



Indiana's unemployment rate fell three-tenths percent to 8.1 percent in August.

Although that’s still higher than the national jobless rate of 7.8 percent, it’s the biggest one-month decline since early 2011.

Sullivan and Fayette counties have the state's worst unemployment marks, both at least 10%.

Dubois County had the lowest unemployment rate in the state in August at 5.1 percent. That’s six-tenths percent lower than July.

Daviess County’s August jobless rate was 5.5 percent, down from 6.3 percent in July.

Martin County had an unemployment rate of 5.9 percent, down from 6.4 percent in July.

Greene County saw its unemployment rate drop from 9.2 to 8.4 percent.

Knox County’s jobless rate fell from 7.0 to 6.1 percent.

In Pike County, the jobless rate for August was 7.3 percent, down from 8.0% in July.

Gibson County’s August unemployment rate dropped from 7.1 to 6.8 percent.