Wed, May 25 2011 18:15
The April unemployment rates have been released by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD). According to that report, 91 of Indiana's 92 Counties saw a decrease of some level in their unemployment rates from March to April, with Starke County dropping from 11.2% in March to 10.1% in April. The State of Indiana also registered a decrease from 8.5% in March to 8.2% in April. States surrounding Indiana continue to experience higher unemployment rates than Indiana, with Illinois at 8.7%, Kentucky at 10.0%, Michigan at 10.2%, and Ohio at 8.6%.
On the National level, the unemployment rate rose from 8.8% in March to 9.0% in April.
For Starke County, the April rate of 10.1% is the lowest rate reported since November of 2008, when the rate for the County was 9.0%. That rate has continued from December of 2008 to be over 11% until this most recent release of information. It is also the third consecutive month that the rate has decreased in 2011.