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Indiana, local unemployment numbers drop

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Indiana's seasonal unemployment number dropped .2% to 8.5% in April, the largest monthly decrease in over a year.

The numbers, released by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development on Friday, also show major drops in several local cities and counties.

Nearly every city and county in the area saw unemployment drop more than a 1 percent. Pulaski County saw the largest drop in our area, with unemployment in the county falling 1.6 percent to 6.1 percent in April.

"April's employment picture is cause for cautious optimism," Scott B. Sanders, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, said in a release. "There is quite a bit more work to do, but things seem to be moving in the right direction, as evidenced by the largest drop in the unemployment rate in over a year." 

Area April 2013 March 2013 Change

Elkhart-Goshen MSA

8.2 9.4 -1.2%

Michigan City MSA

10.2
11.6
-1.4%

South Bend MSA

10.2
11.2 -1.0%

Elkhart Co.

8.2
9.4
-1.2%

Fulton Co.

8.9
10.0
-1.1%
Kosciusko Co. 6.4 7.6 -1.2%

LaGrange Co.

6.7 8.2 -1.5%

LaPorte Co.

10.2 11.6 -1.4%

Marshall Co.

8.0 9.5 -1.5%

Pulaski Co.

6.1 7.7 -1.6%

St. Joseph Co.

9.7 10.5 -0.8%

Starke Co.

10.3 11.6 -1.3%

Elkhart City

11.4 10.4 -1.0%

Goshen

7.6 8.5 -0.9%

Michigan City

11.3 12.6 -1.3%

Mishawaka

9.6 10.3 -0.7%

South Bend

11.4 12.2 -0.8%
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