Starke County Unemployment Largely Stays Flat


August unemployment rates have been released, and Starke County appears to have ticked up a bit from the previous month.

According to the report, released by the Starke County Economic Development Foundation, Starke County reported an unemployment rate of 5.3-percent. That’s a .2-percent increase from July’s reporting period.

That figure puts Starke County as the 16th highest unemployment rate in the state of Indiana. Compared with it’s neighbors, Starke County is considered relatively high as well.

Pulaski County reported an unemployment rate of 4.7-percent with Marshall County checking in at 3.8-percent. LaPorte was the highest in the immediate area with unemployment of 6-percent in August.

August’s report indicates that a majority of Indiana counties saw their unemployment rates increase between July and August The state as a whole is sits at 4.5-percent unemployment.