Unemployment in Dubois County dropped by more than one percentage point from March to April according to figures released by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. The county's 5.2% rate is the lowest in the state, just ahead of Hamilton (5.3%) and Daviess (5.5%). In Pike County, 6.9% of eligible workers were without a job.
Overall, Indiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percent to 8.5 percent in April, the largest one month decrease in over a year. Private sector employment in the Hoosier state also increased by 6,800 jobs over the past month and exceeded the national rate of growth. Indiana has now experienced private sector employment growth in 37 of the past 40 months.