Unemployment Dips Slightly in October

Unemployment slipped a little in October for Starke County, but still remains low compared to previous reports. In all, 77 counties saw a slide in unemployment in October.

Starke County had an October unemployment rate of 6.1 percent. The percentage fell two points in October. Starke County is ranked 15th in the state.

Pulaski County is one of the five counties with the lowest amount of unemployment. Pulaski County ranks 89th in the state with an unemployment rate of 4.1 percent. Marshall County recorded 5.1 percent unemployment, LaPorte County reported 6.7 percent unemployment, Fulton County had 5.2 percent, St. Joseph County with 6.0 percent and Porter County with 5.5 percent.