PRINCETON — Gibson County’s unemployment rate dropped slightly from August to September, standing at 2.6% according to Indiana Workforce Development.

The monthly jobless report released Monday shows the unemployment rate improved from 4.1% in September 2020.

The county’s labor force increased slightly from 19,066 in August to 19,171 in September, but is still smaller than the 19,431 in September 2020. According to the data, some 502 people were looking for jobs last month compared to 573 in August and 794 a year ago.

Statewide, the unemployment rate averaged 3.5% in September, with Howard County’s 6.7% rate the highest, and LaGrange County’s 2% rate the lowest of Indiana’s 92 counties.

Gibson County’s jobless rate was 25th lowest in the state last month. Among neighboring counties, Vanderburgh County ranked 15th highest at 3.8%; Pike County ranked 30th highest at 3.4%; Knox County 41st at 3%; Posey County 73rd at 2.6%; Warrick County 75th at 2.6%; Daviess County 86th at 2.3% and Dubois County 87th at 2.3%.

 

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