Marshall County’s April unemployment rate is well below the state average, which saw a drop in all 92 Indiana counties. The local jobless rate of 3.9 percent is among the best in the area.
The state and national unemployment rates for April are 5.4 percent. Indiana is just shy of the peak employment of March of 2000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Department of Workforce Development spokesman Joe Frank says the state is just 7,800 jobs shy of that figure. The state’s jobless is at a nearly-seven-year low and half that of the peak unemployment back in July of 2009. Frank adds that drop is tied for the fourth-largest in the country. In April alone, the state grew 10,600 private sector and 2,400 construction jobs. Since January of 2013 Indiana has added 112,000 jobs.