Indiana’s unemployment rate fell from 3.0% in November to 2.7% in December.
That’s a record low for the state dating back to 1976, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
In addition, private sector employment jumped by nearly 11,000 during the last month and has now increased for six of the last seven months.
The rate for Elkhart County stands at 0.9%, down more than one-half point from November. The jobless rate in St. Joseph County is at 1.4%, down nearly one point from the month before.
By comparison, the national unemployment rate is at 3.9%.