May Employment Picture Stable

For Release:  Immediate                                       Contact:  Mark Wickersham
Date:  June 15, 2012                                             260-356-5688
May 2012 Employment Picture Stable
Huntington, Indiana --
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development has released the May 2012 Unemployment Report.  According to the State, the Unemployment Rate for Huntington County in May of 2012 stood at 7.5%, unchanged from the April Report.  The statistics reflect fifty (50) additional members of the County's overall labor force compared to April and twenty-eight (28) more residents with jobs.
"It was encouraging to see the data from the previous month, as the April rate was at its lowest point since November of 2008.  The fact that the rate was stable again in May is especially good news," said Mark Wickersham, Executive Director of Huntington County Economic Development.