Tue, April 19 2011 19:57
The Starke County unemployment rate dipped by 1% from February to March, matching a trend seen throughout the State of Indiana, in that 91 of the 92 counties recorded a decrease over the previous month, and the other county saw the same rate as the previous month. The State of Indiana rate dropped by .3%, from 8.8% in February to 8.5% in March, besting all of the contiguous Midwestern States of Michigan (10.3%), Ohio (8.9%), Kentucky (10.2%, and Illinois (8.8%).
All of the counties contiguous to Starke County registered drops ranging from .3% to .7%. Despite improvement, Starke County still registered the 10th highest unemployment rate in the State of Indiana for the month.
Wed, April 06 2011 18:53
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has issued its employment report for the month of March. For the month, 216,000 jobs were added, a number which was higher than expected. The unemployment rate for the month was 8.8%, down from 8.9% the previous month. This rate is the lowest the unemployment rate has been in the last two years.