Unemployment rate up in Hancock County

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HANCOCK COUNTY — The county’s preliminary unemployment rate for February was 3.6%. That’s up from 3.4% in January and up from the benchmark of 3.2% in February 2023, according to information from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development released this week.

Statewide, Indiana’s preliminary jobless rate for February was 4.2%. Nationally, the February unemployment rate was also 4.2%.

Lake County had the highest preliminary rate in the state for last month, at 6.0%, while Gibson County had the lowest, at 3.0%. Hancock County’s unemployment rate ranked No. 67 in the state.