Starke County’s Unemployment Rate Rises to 4.2 Percent

The unemployment rate continues to tick higher in Starke County. The county saw a 4.2-percent unemployment rate in November, according to the latest report from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. That’s up from 4.1-percent the month before and 3.8-percent in November of 2017.

Meanwhile, Pulaski County’s unemployment rate stayed at 3.1 percent last month. That’s unchanged from the month before and the same period last year. Pulaski County’s labor force and number of people employed are both up slightly from October but still down compared to November of 2017.

The state as a whole saw a non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.7 percent last month, while the national rate was 3.5 percent.