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Indiana Employment Snapshot

Indiana County Rates

  • Most Indiana county unemployment rates were level in June, compared to earlier in the year.

  • More than half of Indiana's 92 counties posted June rates that were below their average rates in the earlier months of 2001.

  • Even in Howard County, despite headlines about auto industry cutbacks in Kokomo, the average unemployment rate in the second quarter was only 4.7%, down from 6.2% in the first quarter of 2001.

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Highest county unemployment rates in June 2001:
Orange: 7.8%
Greene: 6.7%

Lowest county unemployment rates in June 2001:
Hamilton: 1.6%
Boone: 1.7%

Indiana Metro Area Rates

Among metro areas, Indianapolis continues to lead the state. Its June rate of 2.6% is well below the statewide average of 3.3%.

Metro area unemployment rates in June 2001:

  • Indianapolis: 2.6%
  • Lafayette: 2.7%
  • Bloomington: 2.7%
  • Evansville: 3.1%
  • Muncie: 3.4%
  • South Bend: 3.5%
  • Fort Wayne: 3.6%
  • Elkhart: 3.7%
  • Gary: 4.0%
  • Terre Haute: 4.3%
  • Kokomo: 4.9%

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