The most recent Indiana Department of Workforce Development unemployment report reveals a growing labor forces in Starke and Pulaski counties and fairly consistent unemployment rates.
From April to May, the labor force in Pulaski gained 338 additional workers and 321 more people were described as employed. Conversely, there were 19 more people determined to be unemployed and the rate rose slightly from 2.9 to 3.0 percent.
Starke County’s rate remains higher than that of their neighbors to the south and west. However, the county did see a slight decrease from April to May, going from 3.9 to 3.8 percent unemployment.
There were 364 more people on Starke County’s labor force during the month of May. Other improvements include that there were 267 additional individuals identified as employed and there were 3 fewer people determined to be unemployed.
Meanwhile, the state rate stayed the same from April to May at 3.2 percent and America’s rate shrank slightly, falling one-tenth of a percentage point. Compared to this time last year, the state is in the same boat while the country’s rate has improved, going from 4.3 in May of 2017 to 3.8 this year.
Click the following link to view more information about the monthly Indiana Department of Workforce Development unemployment report.