Local jobless rates better or steady

26 Mar 2019

News, Success Stories

After sharp increases in January, unemployment rates for northeast Indiana counties improved or held steady in February, a state report said Monday.

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development issued its February jobs report.

Following one month in third place for the area, LaGrange County returned to its usual status with the region’s lowest unemployment rate of 3.3 percent, improved from 3.7 percent in January.

LaGrange County added 135 jobs for a total of 19.672. Its labor force grew by 54 people to 20,349. That reduced the number of unemployed residents by 81, leaving 677 without jobs.

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