Spencer County still enjoys one of the lowest unemployment rates in Indiana according to figures released by the Department of Workforce Development Friday. The county's 6.7% rate is among the 20 lowest in the state and showed a large drop in unemployment from the previous month. It had been 8.2% in March.
The number of jobless workers in Perry County also dropped, going from from 8.3% in March to 7.4% in April.
Dubois County's 5.2% rate is the lowest in the state, just ahead of Hamilton (5.3%) and Daviess (5.5%).
Overall, Indiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percent to 8.5 percent in April, the largest one month decrease in over a year. Private sector employment in the Hoosier state also increased by 6,800 jobs over the past month and exceeded the national rate of growth. Indiana has now experienced private sector employment growth in 37 of the past 40 months.