County's jobless rate drops by .2%

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By The Staff

TELL CITY - Perry County's jobless rate dropped to 3.6 percent in October, the latest figures from Indiana Workforce Development show, down from 3.8 percent in September and well below the state and national averages.

An estimated 345 men and women among the county's 9,578-person work force were out of work during the month, ranking the county 74th in the state. Neighboring Spencer County had a 3.5-percent unemployment rate, ranking it 77th in the state. Dubois County had the lowest unemployment rate in the state during October, at 2.7 percent.

Statewide, 4.2 percent of Hoosiers were unemployed during October, up from 4.1 percent in September.

The national unemployment rate stood at 4.4 percent in October.