Kokomo — An estimated 522 Howard County residents found jobs in March, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development reported Friday.
The county’s unemployment rate decreased last month to 9.1 percent from 9.6 percent as the number of employed residents increased to 32,093.
Employment in Kokomo alone grew by 282 in March. The city had an unemployment rate of 10.3 percent.
Statewide, seasonally adjusted unemployment dropped to 8.2 percent, which is the same as the national rate.
Employment data reported Friday for Kokomo’s surrounding area included:
• Tipton County: 108 more workers and 11.2 percent unemployment
• Miami County: 200 more workers and 10.7 percent unemployment
• Cass County: 134 fewer workers and 9 percent unemployment
• Carroll County: 26 more workers and 7.6 percent unemployment
• Clinton County: 130 more workers and 8.5 percent unemployment
• Grant County: 18 fewer workers and 9.9 percent unemployment
For more of this story, ready Saturday’s issue of the Kokomo Tribune.
• Daniel Human is the Kokomo Tribune business reporter. He can be reached at 765-454-8570 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.