Jobless rates in some area counties could rise some October when Century Aluminum plans on closing its Hawesville facility. According to the Messenger-Inquirer, the unemployment rates in Daviess, Hancock and McLean counties remains below the state and national averages. Last month, the jobless rate in Daviess County was 4.8 percent, down from 5.1 percent. Hancock County stood at 5 percent in July, down from 8.5 percent the month before. McLean County was at 5.3 percent. State and national rates both average at 5.6 percent. Numbers could spike in the fall, with the announced closing of Century Aluminum, which employs 565 people.