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County, State Unemployment Rates Up Slightly

The Starke County unemployment rate for June is up slightly at 5.2%. Last month’s local jobless rate was 5%.  In spite of the increased percentage, the labor force increased by 137 people and the number of employed increased by 108. The number of unemployed persons is up by 29 from May.  For the month, 84 of Indiana's 92 counties showed an increase in rates, while 4 counties were down, and an additional 4 counties had no change in their rates.