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Indiana and County Unemployment Rates Inch Up in November

 1/2/2019 |  Views:323 |  Posted by: Ron Gifford |  Reading Time:  |  Article Tags: 
Indiana and County Unemployment Rates Inch Up in November

The Indiana unemployment rate rose slightly in November going from 3.5% in October up to 3.6% in November.  An additional 3100 jobs in the manufacturing sector were also reported for the month.  The contiguous states of Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, and Illinois all remained at the same level for November as reported fro October, with all of those states being higher than Indiana.  As previously reported, there was no change in the national unemployment rate, as it remained at 3.7% for the month.

Starke County also saw its rate rise by 0.1%, going from 4.1% to 4.2% in November.

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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.