Starke County’s unemployment rate dropped .5% from February to March, but the county is still tied with Lawrence county as the fifth highest in the state.
Starke County’s rate went from 11.3% to 10.8%. Other counties in the top 5 are Vermillion at 12.1%, which is highest in the state, Fayette, Tipton, and Newton.
Hamilton County is the lowest in the state at 5.8%
Of the surrounding counties, Pulaski is at 6.9%; Marshall 9.2%; LaPorte 10.7%, Fulton 9.1%, St. Joseph 9.7%, and Porter 8.0%.
The state rate is now 8.2% which is the same as the U.S. Rate. Only Ohio in the Midwest has a lower rate than Indiana at 7.5%.