Indiana’s unemployment declined 0.2% in April. The Department of Workforce Development reports that was the largest one month decline in more than a year and happened even though there were fewer manufacturing and construction jobs available. Indiana’s unemployment is 8.5%, which is close to what it was in April, 2012.
The unemployment rate in Tippecanoe and surrounding counties fell in April – in most cases, more than a full point.
Tippecanoe experienced the greatest drop with 1.5% bringing it to 6.7%. The others are Carroll, Clinton, Montgomery and White counties, which all have rates under 7.6%.
Lafayette’s unemployment dropped nearly a point to 8.0%, and West Lafayette’s unemployment is now down to 4.4%.
- Benton Co: 8.9%, down 0.6%
- Carroll Co: 7.1%, down 1.3%
- Clinton Co: 7.6%, down 1.2%
- Fountain Co: 9.9%, down 0.2%
- Montgomery Co: 7.4%, down 1.1%
- Tippecanoe Co: 6.7%, down 1.5%
- Warren Co: 7.5%, down 0.5%
- White Co: 7.5%, down 1.4%