The Starke County Labor Force has been quite steady over the past year, with sharp gains in Labor Force numbers in the first six months of 2018 followed by some losses during the last six months. Chart 1 below shows the total available labor force over the past 12 months, (March - December 2018 plus January and February, 2019) along with the numbers of employed and unemployed workers. Chart 2 below shows the unemployment rates in the County for each of the last five years by month. Chart 3 below depicts the average annual unemployment rates in Starke County and compares those rates with the State of Indiana and the United States.
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For additional workforce statistics for Starke County, there are three excellent sources for statistical data on Starke County: