Starke County saw a big drop in its unemployment rate. It went from 5.4 down to 3.7 percent between March and April, according to the latest report from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
That’s also four-tenths of a percent lower than it was in April of 2018. The decrease is in spite of the fact that fewer Starke County residents appear to be working, as the county’s labor force appears to have shrunk somewhat.
Pulaski County’s unemployment rate continues to go down, too. Its April unemployment rate was three percent, down from 3.6 the month before but up from 2.9 in April of 2018.
The state as a whole saw a non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.1 percent in March, while the national rate was 3.3 percent.