Lake County has highest joblessness in State of Indiana. Unemployment numbers are improving but remain high throughout Lake County compared to the state average of 4.2%. Commissioners say they will “continue to implement cost reduction measures.”
February 17, 2017-Lake County Commissioners Kyle Allen, Mike Repay and Jerry Tippy have issued a State of the County report which takes a look at previous years and maps out challenges going forward. Among the findings in the three page report, which can be viewed in full below:
- “The primary factor affecting the state of the county is the 6.0% unemployment rate in Lake County as of December, 2016. This rate ranks Lake County number one among Indiana’s 92 counties in joblessness.”
- “The unemployment rate in Lake County was higher than the unemployment rate in Porter County at 4.8% which ranked 19th in the state and LaPorte County at 5.4% which ranked 6th in the State.”
In order to address these issues, Commissioners suggest the following:
Please let us know in the comments. What do you think that the priorities for the Lake County Commissioners should be moving forward.
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