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.