Indiana’s unemployment rate rose slightly in February. But 20-thousand people have joined the labor force for a second straight month. The percentage of the working age population that is employed or looking for work in Indiana continues to outpace the national average, according to figures just released by the state.
Indiana’s unemployment rate has been below 5 percent since June and has been at its lowest levels since before the national recession started in 2008. Locally, the jobless rate in Kosciusko County is up 3-tenths of a percent to 4-point-6 percent. That’s even with this time last year.