LABOR FORCE
Labor Force Statistics
Benton County In. May
2019
 
Rank in State  Monthly Change 4/19 to 5/19 Yearly Change
5/18 to 5/19
Annual Average 2019
Labor Force 4,466  89 0.8% -7.1% n/a
Employed 4,337  89 0.7% -7.1% n/a
Unemployed 129  89 4.0% -7.9% n/a
Unemployment Rate May
2019
Rank of 92 Last Month’s Rate (4/19) Last Year’s Rate (5/18) Annual Average 2019
Benton County In 2.9  38  2.8 2.9 n/a
State 2.9 n/a  3.1 3.2 n/a
United States 3.4 n/a  3.3 3.6 n/a

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

Unemployment Statistics
LAUS – Benton, IN
Jan. 2019
Feb. 2019
Mar.  2019
Apr. 2019
Labor Force
%Chg from Year Ago
4,575
2.69%
4,605
1.66%
4,530
-0.83%
4,457
-2.37%
Employed
%Chg from Year Ago
4,381
2.03%
4,405
1.01%
4,355
-1.05%
4,333
-2.39%
Unemployed
%Chg from Year Ago
194.0
20.50%
200.0
18.34%
175.0
4.79%
124.0
-1.59%
Rate
%Chg from Year Ago
4.2
0.6%
4.3
0.6%
3.9
0.2%
2.8
0.0%

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

May 2019

National and State:
Area   Labor Force   Employed   Unemployed   2018 Rate  2019 Rate
U.S. 162,655,000 157,152,000 5,503,000 3.6 3.4
Indiana 3,368,523 3,269,725 98,798 3.2 2.9
West Central Indiana Region:
Area Labor Force   Employed   Unemployed  2018 Rate  2019 Rate
Benton 4,466 4,337 129 2.9 2.9
Carroll 9,929 9,663 266 2.9 2.7
Cass 18,206 17,660 546 3.3 3.0
Clinton 17,133 16,729 404 2.6 2.4
Fountain 8,113 7,862 251 3.2 3.1
Howard 37,600 36,397 1,203 3.3 3.2
Miami 15,845 15,340 505 3.6 3.2
Montgomery 19,063 18,544 519 2.8 2.7
Tippecanoe 93,413 90,843 2,570 3.0 2.8
Tipton 9,312 9,089 223 2.4 2.4
Warren 4,221 4,109 112 2.8 2.7
White 13,931 13,611 320 2.7 2.3
Total 251,232 244,184 7,048 3.0 2.8

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