FortWayne.com
 
  Text size  Increase text sizeDecrease text size      
Posted on Wed. Nov. 21, 2012 - 12:01 am EDT

Indiana unemployment declines slightly to 8 percent

Allen County rate at 6.9 percent

MORE INFORMATION
Unemployment by county

These figures are not seasonally adjusted. The nonadjusted unemployment rate for the state as a whole was 7.4 percent in October.

Allen – 6.9 percent

Adams – 6.6 percent

DeKalb – 7.8 percent

Huntington – 7.3 percent

Lagrange – 6.8 percent

Steuben – 7.7 percent

Wells – 6.1 percent

Whitley – 6.6 percent

MORE ARTICLES
DISCUSS
Comments
 

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's unemployment rate dipped slightly to 8.0 percent for October as officials say the state added 7,700 private sector jobs.

Most counties in northeast Indiana had lower unemployment rates than the state as a whole last month.

Figures released Tuesday by the state Department of Workforce Development show Indiana's jobless rate declined from September's 8.2 percent, with nearly 235,000 people looking for jobs last month. Those statewide figures are seasonally adjusted. The nonadjusted October unemployment rate in Indiana was 7.4 percent.

The Indiana unemployment level hasn't changed much since reaching 7.9 percent in April after going down from 9.3 percent in the middle of last year.

Workforce Development commissioner Scott Sanders says Indiana has been outpacing the national job-growth rate in sectors such as manufacturing and construction.

Indiana's October jobless rate is slightly higher than the national 7.9 percent and better than its surrounding states other than Ohio. Sullivan and Fayette counties have the state's highest unemployment rates at just over 10 percent.


Comments
 
Friday
Friday
High 82 °F
Low 59 °F
61 °F
A Few Clouds
Sponsored by Masters Heating & Cooling, Inc.
LOCAL BUSINESS SEARCH
Local Search
FeaturedMore
Things To Do

STOCK SUMMARY
Dow 16563.30-317.06
Nasdaq 4369.77-93.13
S&P 500 1930.67-39.40
AEP 51.99-1.01
Comcast 53.73-1.68
GE 25.15-0.49
ITT Exelis 16.84-0.19
LNC 52.39-0.62
Navistar 35.17-1.43
Raytheon 90.77-1.85
SDI 21.21-0.27
Verizon 50.42-1.34
  Stock Sponsor