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Indiana Employment Snapshot

State Unemployment Rate Declined:

  • This year (Feb. 2001): 3.5%
  • Last year (Feb. 2000): 4.2%

Number of Employed People Rose:

  • This year (Feb. 2001): 2,934,498
  • Last year (Feb. 2000): 2,912,620

Number of Employed People in Largest Indiana Counties:

Feb. 2001 vs. Feb. 2000

  • Marion this year: 437,940
    Marion last year: 27,140
  • Lake this year: 205,000
    Lake last year: 204,900
  • Allen this year: 165,080
    Allen last year: 165,000
  • St. Joseph this year: 127,670
    St. Joseph last year: 126,870

County Unemployment Rates 2001 Year to Date:

Biggest increases in January-February average vs. 2000

  • Howard County, up from 3.4% to 6.3%
  • Tipton County, up from 3.3% to 5.5%

Biggest decreases in January-February average vs. 2000

  • Switzerland County, down from 13.0% to 6.8%
  • Pulaski County, down from 9.5% to 5.1%

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