Indiana Unemployment At 3.4 Percent In July

The state's jobless rate remains lower than the national rate.

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Indiana’s unemployment rate saw a slight improvement last month.

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says the state’s jobless rate for July was 3.4 percent, down from 3.5 percent a month prior.

Indiana’s unemployment rate remains lower than the national rate of 3.7 percent.

Locally, unemployment rates ranged from 3.3 percent in Ohio County to 3.7 percent in Dearborn County.

Indiana’s labor force had a net decrease of 6,608 over the previous month. As it stands, the state’s total labor force is at 3.38 million, and the state’s 64.6 percent labor force participation rate remains above the national rate of 63 percent.


Southeastern Indiana Unemployment Figures

 COUNTY JULY 2019 JUNE 2019 JULY 2018
 Dearborn  3.7%  3.4%  3.7%
 Franklin  3.5%  3.3%  3.5%
 Ohio  3.3%  3.4%  3.5%
 Ripley  3.4%  3.2%  3.7%
 Switzerland  3.4%  3.3%  4.0%
 Indiana (seasonally adjusted)  3.4%  3.5%  3.5%
 U.S. (seasonally adjusted)  3.7%  3.7%  3.9%

   Source: Indiana Department of Workforce Development  

More from Local News


Local Agencies Join Campaign For First Responder Safety

Join the campaign by using #moveover on your social media to spread the message.

ITCC Holds Classes During Spring Break Dates

Spring Break will be Sunday, March 8 through Saturday, March 14. 

Route 128 Accident Causes Significant Damage To Vehicle

This accident happened early Sunday morning.

IHSAA Announces Boys Basketball Sectional Pairings

Sectional play begins Tuesday, March 3.

Local Sports Report - February 21 & 22

Lawrenceburg and South Dearborn tangles on Friday night and their Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser eclipsed the $10,000 mark.

On Air

Katie McLaughlin playing
George Strait - The Breath You Take

Lady Antebellum What If I Never Get Over You 9:02
Rascal Flatts My Wish 8:56
Brett Eldredge Don't Ya 8:53
Kane Brown Homesick 8:44