Unemployment Rates Up from Previous Month, Down from Last Year

Starke and Pulaski counties’ unemployment rates went up last month, but they were lower than the same period last year. According to the latest report from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Starke County saw an unemployment rate of 4.4 percent last month. That’s a tenth of a percent higher than the July figure, but a tenth of a percent lower than it was in August of 2017.

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Starke and Pulaski County Unemployment Statistics From May

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. Continue reading

Unemployment Goes up Slightly in Local Counties

The February unemployment figures released this week don’t show a lot of improvement from January.

In Starke County and La Porte County, the unemployment rate stood at 5.3 percent which is two-tenths of an increase from January. The same increase was recorded in Marshall County where the rate went from 3.3 to 3.5 percent.

Pulaski County’s rate remained unchanged at 3.7 percent.

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