January Unemployment Spikes Locally

Noble County's unemployment rate rose from 2.9% in December 2018 to 4.2% in January 2019. Numbers reported lag one month, so rates reported in January 2019 report work rates experienced in December. Noble County Economic Development director Rick Sherck attributes the uptick to temporary plant closings and holiday work schedules, noting one facility closed for the installation of equipment.

Indiana unemployment update:

Dexter Axle in Albion Expanding Operations

Excerpts from a report in the Albion New Era by Matt Getts, published March 6, 2019:

ALBION — Dexter Axle is expanding its capabilities in Albion. During its Feb. 26 meeting, the Albion Town Council heard that the Albion manufacturer will be adding a powder coating process to its operation, according to Town Manager Stefen Wynn.