The Starke County Labor Force has been quite steady over the past year despite
very high unemployment rates during that same period of time. Chart 1 below
shows the total available labor force over the past 12 months, along with the
numbers of employed and unemployed workers. Chart 2 below shows the
unemployment rates in the County for each of the last five years by month.
Chart 3 below depicts the average annual unemployment rates in Starke County and
compares those rates with the State of Indiana and the United States.
For additional workforce statistics for Starke County, there are three excellent
sources for statistical data on Starke County:
- STATS Indiana is the information resource for the State of Indiana. It is a service
of the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University’s Kelly School of
- Hoosiers by the Numbers provides research and analysis for economic
development and is sponsored by Indiana Workforce Development.
United States Census