Unemployment rate down in April

The local unemployment rate fell in April.

The county’s unemployment rate dropped to 4 percent, down from 4.6 percent in March.

At the same time, the size of the county’s workforce grew, according to data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

The local unemployment rate was slightly higher than it was at the same time last year, when the rate was 3.8 percent, according to the state report.

Across central Indiana, unemployment rates fell slightly for other counties.

By the numbers

Here is a look at the unemployment rate in April:

County;April 2015;April 2016

Boone County;3.2;3.6

Hamilton County;3;3.4

Hancock County;3.9;4.2

Hendricks County;3.5;3.8

Johnson County;3.8;4

Marion County;4.9;4.9

Morgan County;4.4;4.7

Shelby County;4.1;4.3

SOURCE: Indiana Department of Workforce Development

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Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at agoeller@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2718.