Unemployment down for month of October

The county’s unemployment rate dropped slightly last month.

In October, 2.9 percent of Johnson County workers were unemployed, compared to 3.3 percent in October 2016, according to a report from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

The rate also was slightly down from the month before, when the rate was 3 percent, the report said.

Johnson County was one of about 20 counties in the state whose unemployment was below 3 percent last month.

Statewide, the rate was 3.9 percent, and nationwide, the rate was 4.1 percent, according to the report.

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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.