NE Indiana Unemployment Up From January To February
By: Mike Stiles - Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Courtesy of Indiana Department Of Workforce Development

INDIANAPOLIS – Unemployment rates went up slightly around Northeast Indiana from January to February.

According to the Indiana Department Of Workforce Development, LaGrange County saw a two-tenths of a percent increase, going from 3.3% to 3.5%.

The largest increase in the area was in Steuben County, which went up four-tenths of a percent from 3.1 to 3.5%.

Elkhart County saw a jump in their unemployment from 4.1 to 4.4%, which is an increase of three-tenths of a percent. Noble County grew two-tenths of a percent from 4 to 4.2% and DeKalb grew from 3.4% to 3.6%, which is an increase of two-tenths of a percent.

Unemployment rates also went up in two Northeast Indiana cities. Elkhart grew from 5.2% to 5.6%, which is an increase of four-tenths of a percent. Goshen jumped up two-tenths of a percent from 4 to 4.2%.

Statewide, the unemployment rate remained the same from January to February at 3.5%. Nationwide, the unemployment rate was at 3.9%, up from 3.7% in January.


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