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Indiana unemployment has largest drop in over 2 years

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Indiana's unemployment rate had its biggest drop in over two years in August.

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says the state's seasonally adjusted rate dropped 0.3% in August to 8.1%.

The state saw gains in manufacturing, private education and health services, which all grew by 3000 jobs in the month.

Despite the decrease in unemployment, Indiana's private sector lost 2900 jobs due to losses in trade, transportation and utilities and construction sectors.

"The significant decrease in Indiana's unemployment rate in August is definitely encouraging, but the fact is too many Hoosiers are still unemployed," Commissioner Scott Sanders said in a release.

Locally, many cities and counties saw unemployment numbers drop, many by more than the state's 0.3% drop. LaGrange and Starke County's unemployment rates dropped by 1%. Goshen and Michigan City saw their unemployment rates fall by more than 1%.

Area August July Change

US

7.3   7.4  -0.1

Indiana

8.1         8.4         -0.3

Elkhart-Goshen MSA

7.7         8.5         -0.8

Michigan City MSA

9.1         9.9         -0.8

South Bend MSA

8.7         9.5         -0.8

Elkhart County

7.7         8.5         -0.8

Fulton County

7.9         8.5         -0.6

Kosciusko County

6.1         7.0         -0.9

LaGrange County

7.2         6.2         -1.0

LaPorte County

9.1         9.9         -0.8

Marshall County

7.7         8.3         -0.6

Pulaski County

6.2         7.0         -0.8

St. Joseph County

9.0         9.8         -0.8

Starke County

8.8         9.8         -1.0

Elkhart

9.5         10.2       -0.7

Goshen

7.5         8.6         -1.1

Michigan City

10.4       11.6       -1.2

Mishawaka

8.9         9.6         -0.7

South Bend

10.7       11.6       -0.7            
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