The Dept. of Workforce Development has released the July unemployment rates. Putnam County is 52nd out of Indianaâ€™s 92 counties with a rate of 3.5 percent. Some surrounding counties are a little higher than Putnam which includes Clay at 3.7 percent, Owen at 4.3, and Parke at 3.7. Some surrounding counties rates are better they include Hendricks at 2.9 percent, Montgomery at 3.0, and Morgan at 3.3 percent. The Stateâ€™s unemployment rate for July was 3.4 percent.