Unemployment held steady at 8.7% in March for Indiana.
The Department of Workforce Development reports an increase in manufacturing jobs balanced a loss of about 11,000 private sector jobs during the month.
Tippecanoe and one other surrounding county saw a slight increase in unemployment for March. Clinton County’s rose a tenth to 8.8%, while Tippecanoe’s climbed 0.2 to 8.1%.
There was a significant decrease in unemployment in Fountain County, now at 10.1%, and Warren County with a rate of 8.8%. Benton, Carroll and White counties saw rates fall half a percent or less. It was unchanged in Montgomery County for march.
Lafayette’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.9%, while West Lafayette’s unemployment rose slightly to 5.7% for March.
- Benton Co: 9.6%, down 0.2%
- Carroll Co: 8.3%, down 0.4%
- Clinton Co: 8.8%, up 0.1%
- Fountain Co: 10.1%, down 2.1%
- Montgomery Co: 8.5%, unchanged
- Tippecanoe Co: 8.1%, up 0.2%
- Warren Co: 8.0%, down 1.5%
- White Co: 8.8%, down 0.5%