first_imgIndianapolis, In. — A report from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development says October unemployment in the Hoosier state inched up one-tenth of a percent from September to 3.9 percent, still two-tenths of a percent lower than the national rate of 4.1 percent.In comparison to one year ago unemployment has dropped significantly. Ohio and Jennings Counties had the largest decreases from October of 2016. Each dropped six-tenths of a percent from 4.2 to 3.6 percent. Decatur County decreased four-tenths of a percent from 3.1 to 2.7 percent. Dearborn County dropped three-tenths of a percent to 3.8 percent over the period and both Franklin and Ripley Counties had slight decreases to 3.6 percent each. The Indiana unemployment rate dropped three-tenths of a percent from 4.2 to 3.9 percent.The Indiana labor force totals 3.33 million, the participation rate is 64.2 percent.last_img

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