Indiana’s unemployment rate in July stands at 3.3%, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. By comparison, the national unemployment rate for July stands at 3.5%.

Marshall County’s unemployment rate for July was 4.3 ranking the county 19th of the 92 counties in the state. 

Looking at the counties surrounding Marshall you will find Elkhart number 4 on the list of counties with a rate of 5.2 and Saint Joseph County number 7th with a rate of 4.8.  Starke County is right up there in the top ten at number 9 with an unemployment rate of 4.6 and LaPorte County sits 11th with a rate of 4.5. 

Other counties in the mix include Kosciusko who is ranked 29th with an unemployment rate of 4.0.  Fulton County’s rate is 3.7 and they are ranked 45th while Pulaski County is the best in our neighborhood with an unemployment rate of 3.3 ranking them 71st in the state. 

This July unemployment rankings by county show Lake County at the top of the list with an unemployment rate of 5.8 and Gibson County at the bottom of the list with a rate of 2.9.    

In addition, Indiana’s labor force participation rate held at 63.6% for July, remaining above the national rate of 62.6%. Indiana’s total labor force, which includes both Hoosiers employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3,429,834 – an increase of 955 from the previous month.

Private sector employment in Indiana increased by 12,200 jobs over the last month, resulting in a gain of 52,900 jobs from this time last year. Indiana’s July private employment stands at 2,847,200, making this Indiana’s new private sector employment peak. Industries that experienced job increases in July included:

Professional and Business Services (+4,600);

Financial activities (+2,100);

Leisure and Hospitality (+2,100);

Private educational and Health services (+1,600);

Manufacturing (+1,000); and

Construction (+300).

As of Aug. 17, 2023, there were 104,940 open job postings throughout the state. In July, 15,080 unemployment insurance claims were filed in Indiana.

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