PRINCETON — Gibson County's unemployment rate in May remained steady at 2.2 percent from April to May, according to the latest report from Indiana Workforce Development.
The report shows that in the county's labor force of 19,582 last month, only 437 people were unemployed, compared to May 2018's unemployment rate of 2.6 percent with a labor force of 19,520 and 499 Gibson Countians seeking work.
Gibson County's jobless rate was second lowest among Indiana's 92 counties, with Dubois County posting the lowest unemployment rate (2.1 percent) and Vermillion County the highest (4.5 percent).
Among neighboring counties, Pike County was ranked 37th lowest at 3 percent, Knox County 47th at 2.8 percent, Vanderburgh County 52nd at 2.8 percent, Warrick County 69th at 2.6 percent and Posey County 80th at 2.4 percent. Daviess County ranked 86th lowest at 2.3 percent.
Indiana's average statewide unemployment rate for May was 2.9 percent.