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County Unemployment Rate Moves up in February

 3/25/2019 |  Views:251 |  Posted by: Ron Gifford |  Reading Time:  |  Article Tags: 
County Unemployment Rate Moves up in February

For the second straight month the unemployment rate in Starke County has risen, going from 5.5% in January to 5.8% in February, according to figures issued this morning by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.  A continued rise in the number of persons in the labor force appears to be the dominant trait causing this rate to go up, as in both months, the number in the labor force has been higher than the previous month, while the number of persons employed also rose.

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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.