Jackson County’s unemployment rate remains steady

Jackson County’s 3.3 percent unemployment rate in November remained unchanged from October’s rate, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development’s latest report.

According to that report, 741 people from a workforce of 22,280 were looking for work in November. In October, 735 people from a workforce of 22,295 were looking for work.

A year ago in November, 825 people or 3.8 percent from a workforce of 21,934 were looking for work.

Overall, Jackson County’s rate in November was lower than the state unemployment rate of 3.9 and the nation’s rate of 4.4.

Elsewhere in south-central Indiana, Bartholomew County had a 2.9 percent rate — the lowest in the state — and Brown County’s rate was 3.3. Other regional counties and their rates were: Washington, 3.9; Monroe, 4.0; Jennings, 4.1; Scott, 4.2; and Lawrence, 4.7.

Dubois County was tied for the lowest rate in the state with Bartholomew County at 2.9, and Greene County had the highest rate at 5.4 percent.