Starke County’s unemployment rate stayed unchanged in December. The figures were released Tuesday and Starke County has moved from 7th to 5th place of the top unemployment counties. The Starke County rate is still 11.3% and is only eclipsed by Elkhart, Fayette, Vermillion, and Noble counties.
Davies county has the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 5.3%
Pulaski is 73rd in the state at 8.1%, Marshall is 20th at 10.5%, LaPorte is also 10.5%, Fulton is 30th at 9.6%, St. Joseph is 24th at 10.3% and Porter is 72nd at 8.1%.
23 counties saw the unemployment rate go up from November to December, 10 were unchanged, while 59 were down.
The State rate is 9.5% and the U.S. rate is 9.6%