Elkhart County Jobless Rate Still Tops in Indiana
Elkhart County held onto the top spot in terms of joblessness in the state of Indiana in January, the state’s Department of Workforce Development reported today (march 10).
Despite recent hirings in the RV industry, the county’s rate remained high at 15.6%.
Meanwhile, Indiana’s preliminary seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for January 2010 did not change from the revised December 2009 rate of 9.7% (-0.2 percent). Indiana matched the national rate.
“Similar to the rest of the nation, Indiana isn’t seeing much change right now,” said Teresa Voors, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. “Indiana’s unemployment rate appears to be holding relatively stable based on the slowing of job losses.”