Labor Surplus Areas, FY 2017
The Department of Labor (DOL) issues the labor surplus area list on a fiscal year basis. The list becomes effective each October 1 and remains in effect through the following September 30. The reference period used in preparing the current list was January 2014 through December 2015.
The national average unemployment rate (including Puerto Rico) during this period was rounded to 5.77 percent. Twenty percent higher than the national unemployment rate is 6.93 percent. Therefore, areas included on the FY 2017 Labor Surplus Area (LSA) list had a rounded unemployment rate for the reference period of 6.93 percent or higher.
To ensure that all areas classified as labor surplus meet the requirements, when a city is part of a county and meets the unemployment qualifier as a LSA, that city is identified in the LSA list, the balance of county, not the entire county, will be identified as an LSA if the balance of county also meets the LSA unemployment criteria.
- The FY 2017 labor surplus area list can be accessed at https://www.doleta.gov/programs/lsa.cfm.
- Federal Register
- Description of Labor Surplus Areas
Indiana Labor Surplus Areas
|Area Type||Labor Surplus Area||Civil Jurisdiction|
|City||Anderson city, IN||Madison County, IN|
|City||East Chicago city, IN||Lake County, IN|
|City||Gary city, IN||Lake County, IN|
|City||Hammond city, IN||Lake County, IN|
|City||Hobart city, IN||Lake County, IN|
|City||Marion city, IN||Grant County, IN|
|City||Merrillville town, IN||Lake County, IN|
|City||Michigan City city, IN||LaPorte County, IN|
|City||Terre Haute city, IN||Vigo County, IN|
|County||Fayette County, IN||Fayette County, IN|
|County||Greene County, IN||Greene County, IN|
|County||Lake County, IN||Lake County, IN|
|County||Lawrence County, IN||Lawrence County, IN|
|County||Owen County, IN||Owen County, IN|
|County||Vermillion County, IN||Vermillion County, IN|
Contact for Questions or Additional Information
Indiana Department of Workforce Development
Research and Analysis Division
Federal Studies Group