St. Joseph, Elkhart Counties unemployment rates rise

The unemployment rate in both St. Joseph and Elkhart Counties rose in October.

St. Joseph County’s rate jumped from, 2.5% to 3.2%. That’s higher than the statewide average of 3.0% and also higher than the same time frame last year.

In Elkhart County, the jobless rate is up to 2.6% from 2.0% the month before. As we previously reported, the industry  that with the most job increases in October was manufacturing.

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