INDIANA (21Alive) -- Fewer Hoosiers were standing in the unemployment line in October.
Indiana's unemployment rate in the month of October was 7.5%, above the national rate of 7.3%.
Fountain County had the highest unemployment rate in the state at 9.8% with Hamilton County having the lowest rate at 5.1%. Allen County came in at 6.7%.
Upon hearing that the unemployment dropped in the state, Governor Mike Pence issued the following statement:
“This the first time since November 2008 that our unemployment rate has been below 8 percent, and it is a testament to the resilience of the hard-working people of Indiana, the businesses of our state and the policies that we have been embracing during these difficult times.”
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