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.

Chart #1

Starke County Labor Force

Chart #2

Starke County Unemployment Rates

Chart #3

Average Annual Unemployment Rates


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 Business.
  • Hoosiers by the Numbers provides research and analysis for economic development and is sponsored by Indiana Workforce Development.
  • United States Census

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