La Porte County has the fifth-highest unemployment rate in the state. According to Workforce Development, the rate here is 4.2 percent. That’s slightly higher than Starke County, which has the 7th highest unemployment rate.
In comparison, ake County has the second-highest unemployment rate at 4.9 percent. Porter County is 15th at 3.6 percent and St. Joseph County is 25th with an unemployment rate of 3.4 percent.
The lowest rate at 2.0 percent is in Dubois County east of Evansville.