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Local Unemployment Rate Falls In August, State Rate Holds Steady

More Starke County residents are back in the workforce, according to the August 2021 unemployment figures from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. The local jobless rate is at 4.4 percent, which is down 0.6 percent from July.

Statewide, 79 of 92 counties saw a decline in unemployment from July to August, while the rates in nine counties went unchanged. Indiana’s August unemployment rate is 4.1 percent, which is lower than the national rate of 5.2 percent.