Unemployment Rates Dropped in February

The February unemployment report looks more favorable than the January report.

The January report released earlier this month indicated an increase in unemployment, where the February numbers showed a decrease in figures in all counties.

Marshall County is ranked 58th in the state with an unemployment rate of 5.5 percent. The county remains one of the lowest in unemployment in the area. The rate was over 6 percent in January.

The unemployment rate in Starke County was 8.2 percent in February, while Pulaski County posted a rate of 5.7 percent. Fulton County ranks 35th in the state with a rate of 6.5 percent. St. Joseph County reported a 6.6 percent rate of unemployment.

The state reported an unemployment rate of 5.9 percent which is slightly higher than the national rate.