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Local Unemployment Numbers Show Turnaround

(La Porte County, IN) - Local unemployment numbers are improved drastically from last year, but are still a little worse than surrounding areas.


According to the most recent figures from Indiana’s Department of Workforce Development, unemployment in La Porte County in May stood at 6.2%, up just a tick from April, but less than half of what it was (15.2%) last May.


La Porte’s labor force is back to levels from a year ago, and over 4,000 more people are working now than this time last year.  La Porte lags behind neighboring counties Porter and St. Joseph, which have unemployment rates of about 5%. 


One reason for the lag is Michigan City’s job market, which seems to be slower to recover. Michigan City’s unemployment rate stands at 8.4%.


Read the full report at http://www.hoosierdata.in.gov/docs/state/lfe/2021/lfemth05.pdf.

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