(Indianapolis, IN) - The state’s unemployment rate is still lower than the national average.
Unemployment numbers for June released this week reveal a 2.4 percent unemployment rate for Indiana, compared with 3.6 percent nationwide.
However, this area is a bit above that average. La Porte County checks in at 4 percent, up from 3.2 percent in May. That’s the second highest unemployment rate in northwest Indiana, trailing Lake County where unemployment is over 5 percent. Unemployment in most surrounding counties has increased slightly in the past month. Here is a list of nearby counties’ June unemployment rates:
St. Joseph 3.5%
La Porte 4%
Overall, more than 3.3 million Hoosiers are still seeking employment, which is the highest total since February 2020.