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Greene Co. Jobless Rate Inches Up in June



Indiana’s unemployment rate increased two-tenths percent in June to 5.9%.

That’s the first increase in almost two years.

State officials say Indiana gained 10,000 private sector jobs in June, but that the jobless rate rose because about 4,000 people rejoined the labor force looking for jobs.

Still, Indiana remains below the national unemployment rate of 6.1 percent.

Dubois County had the state’s lowest unemployment rate in June at 4.3%, up four-tenths percent from May.

Vermillion County had the state’s highest unemployment rate in June at 8.8%.

Daviess County had a jobless rate of 4.8%, up five-tenths percent from the month before.

Knox County’s rate increased from 4.7% in May to 5.3% in June.

Martin County’s June unemployment rate stood at 5.0%, up three tenths percent from May.

Greene County’s June jobless rate was 7.2%, up two-tenths percent from May.

Sullivan County’s rate was 8.0%, four tenths percent higher than May.

In Pike County, June’s unemployment rate was 5.4%, the same as the month before.

Gibson County’s jobless rate increased a half percent to 5.4%.