Starke County Economic Development Foundation, Inc.

County Unemployment Rate Drops in March While State Rate Goes Up

The unemployment rate for Starke County decreased by 0.4% for the month of March, dropping from the 5.8% recorded in February to 5.4% in March.  The labor force increased by 53 for the month, with total employed climbing by 95, and the number unemployed fell by 42.  The Indiana rate increased from 3.4% to 3.6% in March, but still stands lower than the national rate of 3.8%, as well as Ohio at 4.4%, Kentucky at 4.0%, Michigan at 4.0%, and Illinois at 4.4%.