Marshall County Unemployment Rate Down from Last Year, Labor Force Continues to Shrink

Marshall County continues to see low unemployment, but the actual number of people working continues to decline. Marshall County’s November unemployment rate was three percent, according to the latest report from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

That’s a drop of three-tenths of a percent from the same period last year, but a tenth of a percentage point higher than the month before. Marshall County’s labor force continues to shrink, though, and there were over 500 fewer residents working in November of 2017 than November of 2016.

At the same time, Marshall County continues to see a lower unemployment rate than the state or country as a whole. Indiana had an unemployment rate of 3.4 percent in November, while the U.S. saw 3.9 percent unemployment. Elkhart County continues to see the lowest unemployment rate locally, at 2.5 percent.