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Indiana Employment Snapshot

  • The Indiana unemployment rate in August was 4.0%. This rate was up one percentage point from the 3.0% rate in August 2000. (Rates were not seasonally adjusted.) The comparable nonseasonally adjusted rate in the nation in August was 4.9%.

  • Counties with the highest unemployment rates in
    August were mainly rural counties:

    Fayette:    9.4%
    Greene:    8.4%
    Orange:    8.0%
    Lawrence: 7.8%

  • Four out of the five counties with the lowest
    unemployment rates in August were in suburban Indianapolis:

    Hamilton:    2.0%
    Decatur:     2.1%
    Boone:       2.1%
    Hendricks: 2.1%
    Johnson:   2.2%

  • Metro area unemployment rates in August 2001:
    Indianapolis:    3.2%
    Lafayette:        3.2%
    Evansville:       3.5%
    Bloomington:   3.7%
    South Bend:    4.3%
    Muncie:          4.5%
    Fort Wayne:    4.5%
    Elkhart:           4.5%
    Gary:              4.6%
    Terre Haute:    5.0%
    Kokomo:         5.8%