Dubois County continues to have the lowest unemployment rate among all 92 Indiana counties but in September, there was new cause to celebrate: a rate of under 5%.
All of southwest Indiana ranks below the state average. Pike County's rate is 7.3%.
Overall, Indiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 8.2 percent in September, down from 8.3 percent in August. This marks the first decline in the rate since April. Indiana also recorded its first increase in the labor force in seven months, signaling more Hoosiers may be encouraged by strong job growth throughout the year and are again looking for work.