Starke County Economic Development Foundation, Inc.

September Unemployment Rates

 10/22/2018 |  Views:417 |  Posted by: Ron Gifford |  Reading Time:  |  Article Tags: 
September Unemployment Rates

It was a mixed bag for the month of September as far as what happened with unemployment rates.  Nationally, the rate went from 3.9% in August to 3.7% in September, with an additional 134,000 jobs created that month.

For the State of Indiana, there was no change in the rate from August to September at 3.5%, with the labor force increased by 4,564 persons.

At the County level, Starke County saw its rate diminish from 4.4% in August to 3.7% in September, the lowest point for 2018.The labor force decreased in the county for the third consecutive month, with those unemployed down by 85 for the month.

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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.