Starke County Economic Development Foundation, Inc.

National Unemployment Rate Continues to Decline

The Bureau of Labor Statistics issued its unemployment report this morning for the month of September.  The rate fell once again this month to 7.9%, down from 8.4% in August.  A total of 661,000 jobs were created during the month, including 66,000 manufacturing jobs.  Despite the increase in manufacturing jobs, the total employed in that sector is still 647,000 behind what the total was in February.