November Unemployment Rate Drops December 23, 2019 Report The Indiana Department of Workforce Development in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released the November 2019 Unemployment Report. The rate for Huntington County was reported at 3%. This is down from October's 3.4%. The previous month's reporting period overlapped almost identically to the UAW Strike against General Motors. The rate in Huntington County prior to the UAW Strike was reported at 2.5%. "While many will correctly argue the overlapping data was not specifically the result of the strike, the strength and prominence of the automotive sector in our County's economic base require at least comparing the data and thinking about the potential, even though our local automotive supply chain is not represented by the UAW," said Mark Wickersham, executive director of the Huntington County Economic Development Corporation. "We are very proud to be part of the automotive economy and relieved the industry is back in full production. These are our friends, neighbors, and relatives. We're very glad things worked out," he added. Unemployment in Huntington County during 2019 has ranged from a high of 4.4% in January to a low of 2.5% in September. The current rate of 3% is reflective of 543 people being reported among the ranks of the unemployed, while 17,516 people are reported as employed at this time. "The Job posting site Indeed.com lists 171 jobs as currently available within a 10 mile radius of downtown Huntington," Wickersham said. "The prospects for finding a job still look great in Huntington County," he concluded. Click here to read a copy of the report.