Indiana Unemployment Rate Below 8% For First Time Since 2008

By Emma Koch - 21Alive

Indiana Unemployment Rate Below 8% For First Time Since 2008

November 22, 2013 Updated Nov 22, 2013 at 11:51 AM EDT

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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