Starke County Economic Development Foundation, Inc.

National Unemployment Rate Down Again in October

The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 6.9% for the month of October, down from 7.9% recorded in September.  The economy added 638,000 jobs for the month, including 38,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector.  However, only about 55% of the 22 million jobs lost during the pandemic have been filled, with about 10 million not called back.  There was also a loss of 147,000 temporary Census jobs during the month.