Personal Income Growth On The Rise Among Hoosiers, Dubois Co. Leads The Pack

Dubois County Indiana is ranked third in the state for personal income growth out of all Indiana counties. The unemployment rate is down among other Indiana cities.

Posted: Aug 5, 2020 9:52 PM
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 12:36 PM

"Dubois County has always been a leader in employment, our unemployment level has always been in the top 2 or 3 in Indiana and that is something the local people are proud of" says Dubois County Commissioner Chad Blessinger.

Dubois County is home to around 43,000 Hoosiers.

"One of the things that we always look for is to strengthen businesses and bring new businesses to the area" adds Blessinger.

The income to poverty ratio is astounding, residents who live in the Dubois County area on average make over $56,000 yearly.

According to Indiana State income to poverty records, the rural community, ranks 3rd best out of all Indiana counties for personal income growth.

A report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows more people who live within the county work verses those who stay home.

"One of the things that has been in the news in the last several years is the Mid-State Highway Project and that is to make our transportation system strong so we don't become and island" says Commissioner Blessinger.

Many people are already back to work employers say the true challenge is finding enough employees to fill those open positions.

"In Jasper there are jobs everywhere, everyone is hiring, but the problem is, everyone is already working" says employment staffing manager Samantha Ryan.

Ryan says there is plenty of work still available.

"As Monday started we had 40 open jobs, Tuesday I took a call and got 75 more jobs, so right now I have 140 open jobs" adds Ryan.

The Indiana State unemployment average is just above 11%.

Out of our Southern Indiana viewing area, The City of Jasper and Dubios County have maintained the best numbers through the COVID-19 pandemic at 7.1%.

"We have manufacturing, clerical, construction and warehouse jobs, we have Indiana and Kentucky offices in this region, you can start today and get paid tomorrow" says Ryan.

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