Unemployment rates are up in Starke and Pulaski counties. Starke County’s unemployment rate rose to four percent in November, according to the latest report from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. That’s up from 3.5 percent the month before and 3.7 percent in November of 2018.
The trend was similar in Pulaski County. Its November unemployment rate was 3.1 percent, up from 2.7 percent the month before and during the same period last year.
Both counties saw the actual number of residents employed decline, as well. The state as a whole had a non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.2 percent in November, while the national rate remained at 3.3 percent.