County’s unemployment rate decreases

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HANCOCK COUNTY — The county’s preliminary unemployment rate for April was 2.1%, down from March’s 2.6% but up from April last year when it was 1.7%, according to information from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development released this week.

Indiana’s preliminary jobless rate for April was 2.6%. Nationally, the April unemployment rate was 3.1%.

Howard County had the highest preliminary rate in the state for last month, at 4.4%, while Gibson County had the lowest, at 1.9%. Hancock County’s unemployment rate ranked No. 78 in the state.