Starke County Economic Development Foundation, Inc.

February National Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.2%

The national unemployment rate in February was reported at 6.2%, down from the January rate of 6.3%.  After the January report showed a very modest gain of 49,000 jobs, an additional 379,000 jobs were added in February.  However, there are still close to 10 million jobs that have not returned since the beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic.

The Indiana and County reports for January are due next week, followed by the February reports later in March.