Indiana’s unemployment rate in November remains at 3.0%, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. By comparison, the national unemployment rate in November remains at 3.7%.
In addition, Indiana’s labor force participation rate is 63.2% for November, remaining above the national rate of 62.1%. Indiana’s total labor force, which includes both Hoosiers employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3,394,935 – a decrease of 2,463 from the previous month.
Marshall County had a November unemployment rate of 2.9 ranking us 28th of the 92 counties in the state. Looking back over the last few years at the November rates you will find Marshall County with a rate of 1.6% in 2021 ranking us 69th. In 2020 the rate was 4.2% ranking our county 45th while in 2019 the rate was 3.1% and we were ranked 41st. In 2018 Marshall County was 57th on the list of counties with a rate of 3.4%.
Taking a look at the counties surrounding Marshall you will find LaPorte and Starke Counties 4th and 5th respectively with an unemployment rate of 3.6%. St. Joseph County isn’t much farther down the list at 11th with an unemployment rate of 3.3%. Fulton County has the same unemployment rate as Marshall County at 2.9% but they are ranked 26th in the state.
Elkhart County has moved all the way up to 31st on the list with an unemployment rate of 2.8% and Kosciusko County sits at 42nd with a rate of 2.7%. Pulaski County has the best rate of 2.5% in the neighboring counties and is ranked 60th.
Howard County continues to have the highest unemployment rate at 4.8% and Steuben County has the lowest unemployment rate at 2.0%.
Private sector employment in Indiana increased by 9,000 jobs over the last month, translating to a gain of 74,500 jobs from this time last year. Indiana once again is experiencing a peak in private employment, which now stands at 2,791,500. Industries that experienced job increases in November included:
- Leisure and Hospitality (+3,000);
- Trade, Transportation and Health Services (+2,200);
- Private Educational and Health Services (+1,300);
- Financial Activities (+700); and
- Construction (+600).
As of Dec. 1, 2022, there were 136,243 open job postings throughout the state. In November, 17,109 people in Indiana received unemployment benefits.
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