Zionsville Times Sentinel

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July 9, 2014

Boone labor force grows, unemployment falls

Unemployment in Boone County rose slightly in May, according to agencies that track the nation's work force.

Of the nearly 30,000 county residents considered to be available for work, 1,340, or 4.5 percent, were categorized as unemployed, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development said. The county's labor force increased by 266 from April to May.

The increase reversed a two-month downtrend in the county's unemployment rate.

County-specific information for June will be released on July 18, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

More than a third of Boone's estimated May labor pool lived in Zionsville, the IDWD reported, using information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The bureau bases its national labor estimates on data from the Current Population Survey, a U.S. Census Bureau program that uses a pool of about 60,000 households to glean employment information. About one-fourth of the households are contacted each month.

See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.

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