Unemployment Increases in Starke, Surrounding Counties


The unemployment rate in Starke County increased slightly in November. Starke County rose to 6.9 percent which ranks the county 11th in the state. The rate in October was 6.1 percent.

Pulaski County remains the lowest in the area in terms of unemployment at 4.9 percent which ranks the county 82nd in the state. Marshall County comes in at 5.7 percent, Fulton County at 5.9 percent, St. Joseph County and Porter County at 6.3 percent and LaPorte County is at 7.5 percent unemployment.

All of the reporting counties saw an increase in unemployment. In all, 89 counties in the state were up with only two counties reporting a decrease from October’s numbers.

Indiana’s unemployment rate is 5.7 percent.