December Unemployment at 3.3% January 27, 2021 Report The Indiana Department of Workforce Development in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released the December 2020 Unemployment Report. The data shows the unemployment rate for Huntington County residents at 3.3%. Unemployment statistics for 2020 reflect a very volatile year as a result of COVID-19. The unemployment rate in January of 2020 stood at 3.5%. The rate spiked to 20% in April as a result of the Governor's Stay at Home Executive Order in response to COVID-19. The rate steadily improved throughout the year. Huntington County's 3.3% in December was down from 3.9% in November. "Given the impact of the pandemic, it's amazing how the local employment picture responded," said Mark Wickersham, executive director of the Huntington County Economic Development Corporation. "Our agency facilitated 11 industrial client projects in 2020 and those clients invested over $34 million in the process," he added. According to job posting site Indeed.com, 270 jobs are immediately available within ten miles of Huntington County. Click here to read the full report.