Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 4.1 percent for June, and the national rate is 5.9 percent. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people seeking employment within the prior four weeks as a percentage of the labor force.
Indiana’s labor force had a net increase of 4,148 over the previous month. This was a result of an increase of 3,014 unemployed residents and an increase of 1,134 employed residents.
Marshall County sits 79th of the 92 counties with a June unemployment rate of 3.4. Looking back at June a few years ago you will see the effects of COVID in 2020 when the unemployment rate was 11.3 and we were 24th on the list of counties. In 2019 Marshall County was 62nd with a rate of 3.0 and in 2018 the unemployment rate was 3.4 ranking us 58th.
Looking at the counties surrounding Marshall you will find LaPorte County near the top of the list at number 3 with an unemployment rate of 6.2 and Starke County not too far behind ranked 12th with a rate of 5.2. St. Joseph County is 15th on the list with a rate of 5.1 and Fulton County is 38th with a rate of 4.2. Elkhart County sits close to Marshall County on this list at 75th with a rate of 3.4 while Kosciusko is 78th with that same rate of 3.4
Indiana’s total labor force, which includes both Hoosiers employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3.35 million, and the state’s 63.2 percent labor force participation rate remains above the national rate of 61.6 percent.
Learn more about how unemployment rates are calculated here: http://www.hoosierdata.in.gov/infographics/employment-status.asp.