Elkhart County’s unemployment rate rose in January, as the number of unemployed individuals also jumped.

As reported by the Elkhart Truth, the county’s unemployment rate was 3.4% for the month of January, a four-tenths percent increase from the rate of 3% in December, according to statistics released by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Still, the unemployment rate is lower than the January 2016 figure of 3.8%.

The county’s unemployment rate was the second lowest of Indiana’s 92 counties, only trailing Hamilton County’s unemployment rate of 3.3%.

Elkhart County has the lowest jobless rate in Region 2, which encompasses Elkhart, St. Joseph, Marshall, Kosciusko and Fulton counties. Kosciusko is second with an unemployment rate of 3.8%, Marshall comes in third at 4.2%, St. Joseph is fourth at 4.7% and Fulton rounds out the group with a rate of 5.6%.

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