Gibson County's unemployment rate frell from 7.5% in March to 6.6% in April according to figures released Friday by the Department of Workforce Development. Like most of the Tri-State, jobless claims in the county are far lower than the rest of the state.
Overall, Indiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percent to 8.5 percent in April, the largest one month decrease in over a year. Private sector employment in the Hoosier state also increased by 6,800 jobs over the past month and exceeded the national rate of growth. Indiana has now experienced private sector employment growth in 37 of the past 40 months.