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Indiana Unemployment Snapshot

State Unemployment Rate Declined:

  • This year (March 2001): 3.5%
  • Last year (March 2000): 3.9%

Number of Employed People Increased:

  • This year (March 2001): 2,971,391
  • Last year (March 2000): 2,934,858

County Unemployment Rates 2001:

Largest Decline Occurred in Switzerland County

  • This year (March 2001): 5.4%
  • Last year (March 2000): 12.8%

Largest Increase Occurred in Howard County

  • This year (March 2001): 6.1%
  • Last year (March 2000): 3.3%

Most of Indiana's 92 County Unemployment
Rates Are Better than the U.S. Average:

U.S. Average:

  • This year (March 2001): 4.6%
  • Last year (March 2000): 4.3%

Number of Counties with Unemployment Rates Below the U.S. Average:

  • This year (March 2001): 63
  • Last year (March 2000): 52

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