LABOR FORCE

Labor Force Statistics

Benton County In. Dec.
2018
 
 Rank in State   Monthly Change 11/18 to 12/18 Yearly Change
12/17 to 12/18
Annual Average 2018
Labor Force 4,687  89 -0.4% 5.4% n/a
Employed 4,538  89 -0.2% 5.3% n/a
Unemployed 149  88 -6.3% 11.2% n/a
Unemployement Rate Dec.
2018
Rank of 92 Last Month’s Rate (11/18) Last Year’s Rate (12/17) Annual Average 2018
Benton County In 3.2  54  3.4 3.0 n/a
State 3.4 n/a 3.6 3.1 n/a
United States 3.7 n/a 3.5 3.9 3.9

source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Unemployment Statistics

LAUS – Benton, IN
Sept. 2018
Oct. 2018
Nov.  2018
Dec. 2018
Labor Force
%Chg from Year Ago
4,642
3.87%
4,702
3.91%
4,708
1.99%
4,687
5.44%
Employed
%Chg from Year Ago
4,517
4.13%
4,560
3.61%
4,549
1.40%
4,538
5.27%
Unemployed
%Chg from Year Ago
125.0
-4.58%
142.0
14.52%
159.0
22.31%
149.0
11.19%
Rate
%Chg from Year Ago
2.7
-0.2%
3.0
0.3%
3.4
0.6%
3.2
0.2%

NOTE: Not Seasonally Adjusted
Source: Ball State University – CBER

December 2018

National and State:
Area   Labor Force   Employed   Unemployed   2017 Rate  2018 Rate
U.S. 162,510,000 156,481,000 6,029,000 3.9 3.7
Indiana 3,372,001 3,257,659 114,342 3.1 3.4

West Central Indiana Region:

Area Labor Force   Employed   Unemployed  2017 Rate  2018 Rate
Benton 4,687 4,538 149 3.0 3.2
Carroll 10,423 10,078 345 2.9 3.3
Cass 18,003 17,362 641 3.4 3.6
Clinton 17,045 16,572 473 2.5 2.8
Fountain 8,105 7,795 310 3.4 3.8
Howard 40,561 39,089 1,472 3.0 3.6
Miami 15,955 15,349 606 3.3 3.8
Montgomery 18,731 18,146 585 2.6 3.1
Tippecanoe 98,092 95,271 2,821 2.7 2.9
Tipton 9,411 9,190 221 2.5 2.3
Warren 4,140 4,010 130 3.0 3.1
White 12,945 12,561 384 3.1 3.0
Total 258,098 249,961 8,137 3.0 3.2

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