Area unemployment rate drops slightly in July

Unemployment rates in Johnson County and throughout central Indiana dropped in July.

In Johnson County, the unemployment rate fell from 7.2 percent in June to 6.8 percent in July, according to a report from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. This compares to a local jobless rate of 6.9 percent in July 2012.

The rate dropped across central Indiana last month, said Kyle Anderson, assistant professor of economics at IUPUI.

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