Northeast Indiana - Northeast Indiana's unemployment rates continue to decrease, but officials remain concerned.
New numbers for the region show September's unemployment rate at 5.2%. That's down from 5.9% in August, 7.9% in July, and 10.5% in June.
Officials with Northeast Indiana Works say a 4.0% or below is considered full employment. The region was at 3.0% in March and then tanked to 20.2% when the coronavirus pandemic hit.
In our area, Noble County has the highest unemployment rate coming in at 4.9%, while DeKalb County was next at 4.6%.
Steuben County is at 4.1%.
Lagrange has the lowest unemployment rate, coming in at 3.3%.
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