Gibson County's unemployment rate was 7.5% in March, well below the state average but relatively unchanged from February or from March of 2012.
Statistics released by Indiana Workforce Development show the county's jobless rate tied for seventh lowest in the state.
Perry County was at 8.3% while Spencer County has a rate of 8.2%. Vanderburgh and Pike Counties also had rates of over 8% but nearby Dubois County had the lowest jobless rate in Indiana at 6.3%.
Overall, Indiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged in March at 8.7 percent, halting a recent upward trend. The Hoosier State, which has more manufacturing jobs as a part of our private sector than any other state in the U.S. (19.7 percent of Indiana’s private sector), experienced another month of increase in manufacturing jobs, production hours and durable goods production employment. All of which may point to sustained growth and future expansion potential.