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County Unemployment Rate Drops in March While State Rate Goes Up

 4/22/2019 |  Views:170 |  Posted by: Ron Gifford |  Reading Time:  |  Article Tags: 
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%.

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Ron Gifford has worked for the Foundation as Special Projects Coordinator since 2008 after a law career of 32 years. In addition to his duties for the Foundation, Mr. Gifford serves as Director of the Starke County Initiative for Lifelong Learning (SCILL) and as a Business Advisor for the Indiana Small Business Development Center, serving businesses and entrepreneurs in both Starke and Pulaski Counties.