LABOR FORCE
Labor Force Statistics
Benton County In. Feb.
2019
 
 Rank in State   Monthly Change 1/19 to 2/19 Yearly Change
2/18 to 2/19
Annual Average 2019
Labor Force 4,610  89 0.8% 1.0% n/a
Employed 4,410  89 0.7% 0.3% n/a
Unemployed 200  88 3.1% 21.2% n/a
Unemployement Rate Feb.
2019
Rank of 92 Last Month’s Rate (1/19) Last Year’s Rate (2/18) Annual Average 2019
Benton County In 4.3  37  4.2 3.6 n/a
State 4.1 n/a 4.1 3.8 n/a
United States 4.4 n/a 4.4 4.4 3.9

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

Unemployment Statistics
LAUS – Benton, IN
Nov. 2018
Dec. 2018
Jan.  2019
Feb. 2019
Labor Force
%Chg from Year Ago
4,708
1.99%
4,574
2.90%
4,575
4.00%
4,610
1.01%
Employed
%Chg from Year Ago
4,549
1.40%
4,426
2.67%
4,381
3.25%
4,410
0.25%
Unemployed
%Chg from Year Ago
159.0
22.31%
148.0
10.45%
194.0
24.36%
200.0
21.21%
Rate
%Chg from Year Ago
3.4
0.6%
3.2
0.2%
4.2
0.7%
4.3
0.7%

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

February 2019

National and State:
Area   Labor Force   Employed   Unemployed   2018 Rate  2019 Rate
U.S. 162,793,000 156,167,000 6,625,000 4.4 4.1
Indiana 3,412,936 3,273,406 139,530 3.8 4.1
West Central Indiana Region:
Area Labor Force   Employed   Unemployed  2018 Rate  2019 Rate
Benton 4,610 4,410 200 3.7 4.3
Carroll 10,313 9,886 427 3.9 4.1
Cass 18,527 17,682 845 4.3 4.6
Clinton 17,218 16,623 595 3.4 3.5
Fountain 8,214 7,839 375 4.1 4.6
Howard 38,289 36,548 1,741 3.9 4.5
Miami 15,993 15,268 725 4.1 4.5
Montgomery 19,222 18,523 699 3.6 3.2
Tippecanoe 98,190 94,682 3,508 3.6 3.4
Tipton 9,161 8,843 318 3.3 3.5
Warren 4,232 4,079 153 3.6 3.6
White 13,410 12,913 497 3.8 3.7
Total 257,379 247,296 10,083 3.7 3.9

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