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State and Local Unemployment Numbers

(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:


Elkhart            2.3%

Marshall          2.6%

Pulaski            2.7%

Jasper              3.2%

Newton           3.3%

Porter              3.4%

St. Joseph        3.5%

La Porte          4%

Lake                5.2%


Overall, more than 3.3 million Hoosiers are still seeking employment, which is the highest total since February 2020.

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