Jobless figures show promise

Fewer Johnson County residents are out of work now than in the past six years.

The unemployment rate in the county dropped to 4.6 percent in April, which is the lowest it has been since 2008.

Prior to 2008, far more people in the county were working than is typical because of a booming economy before the recession, said Matt Will, associate professor of finance at the University of Indianapolis. For example, in 2007, the county had an incredibly low average unemployment rate of 3.5 percent, he said.


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