Unemployment Estimates Remain at Record-Low Levels

Indiana's unemployment rate continued at a record-low level of 2.1% in October for the non-seasonally adjusted figure, unchanged from September's figure.

The rate calculation for October was based mainly on the same sample of 800 Indiana residents as was used in September. It's not surprising, then, that the unadjusted state rate remained the same.

At the county level, minor variations in the estimated size of the labor force contributed to some swings in the unemployment rate calculation in smaller counties. October's estimated rate dropped between 0.4 and 0.7 percentage points in Perry, Adams, Pike, Henry and Starke counties. The calculated estimate rose 0.6 percentage points in Jefferson County.

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