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Indiana Jobless Rate Falls in February; Many Area Counties See Rise



Indiana's jobless rate has dropped to its lowest point since the recession began in 2008.

State officials say the February unemployment rate was 6.1 percent, down from 6.3 percent in January.

Meanwhile, most area counties saw their jobless rates edge up for the second month in a row.

Daviess County had a jobless rate of 4.8% last month, two tenths percent higher than January.

Knox County’s 5.5 percent unemployment rate was up a tenth of a percent from the month before.

Martin County’s unemployment rate was 5.8 percent, up from 5.5 percent from January.

Pike County’s jobless rate stood at 6 percent, up a tenth of a percent from January.

Dubois County’s February unemployment rate was two-tenths percent higher last month at 4.9%.

Gibson County’s jobless rate was six percent, up four-tenths of a point from January.

Green County’s unemployment rate of 8.5 percent was two-tenths percent higher than January.

And, Sullivan County’s unemployment rate was 8.6 percent in February, the same as the month before.