Starke County’s unemployment rate decreased for the month of May compared to April.
Starke County reported at 10.1 percent unemployment in May which places the county eighth in the state in unemployment. The rate was 10.3 percent in April.
The state percentage is 8.3.
LaPorte County ranks one step ahead of Starke County in unemployment numbers coming in at 10.1 for May. St. Joseph County is at 9.7 percent, Fulton County is at 8.7 percent, Marshall County reports 8.2 percent, and Porter County is at 7.9 percent. Pulaski County has the lowest unemployment rate in our area at 6.8 percent. The county is ranked 79th in the state.
Fifty-two counties reported higher unemployment rates in May and nine counties remain unchanged.