Lake County has highest June unemployment rate in state • Northwest Indiana Business Magazine
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Lake County has highest June unemployment rate in state

At 5.8% Lake County had the highest unemployment rate for June in the state, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

Compared to last year in June, Lake County's unemployment rate increased by 0.6%.

The state's unemployment rate in June was 3.2% with the national at 3.6%. Indiana's labor force, which includes those working at and looking for a job, was 3.4 million. That number increased from May by more than 2,000 people. Compared to this time last year, private sector employment increased by almost 60,000 jobs.

Lake, Porter, La Porte, Newton, Jasper, St. Joseph, Marshall, Starke and Elkhart counties all had a higher unemployment rate than the state, which was a 3.7% non-seasonally adjusted rate.

Construction was the industry that created the most jobs in Indiana with 3,800 more jobs than May.

According to the state's preliminary rankings of unemployment by county, Elkhart and St. Joseph counties were No. 5 and 6 at 4.4%. La Porte County was No. 9 at 4.%. Porter and Starke counties were No. 15 and 16 at 4.1%. Newton, Jasper and Marshall counties fell below 4% unemployment placing them at No.21, 23 and 25, respectively, between 3.9% and 3.8%. Pulaski County had the lowest unemployment rate in the Region coming in at No. 60 with 3.2%.

Gibson County had the lowest unemployment rate at 2.6% of the 92 counties listed.

As of July 17, there were more than 115,000 open positions in the state, and more than 15,000 unemployment insurance claims were filed in Indiana.


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