Lake County

June 2017 June 2016 Change

Labor Force: 233,681 234,880 -1,199

Employed: 223,795 219,973 +3,822

Unemployed: 9,886 14,907 -5,021

Percent of workforce unemployed

4.2 percent

Porter County

June 2017 June 2016 Change

Labor force: 85,171 85,961 -790

Employed: 82,465 81,779 +686

Unemployed: 2,706 4,182 -1,476

Percent of workforce unemployed

3.4 percent

LaPorte County

June 2017 June 2016 Change

Labor force: 48,125 49,355 -1,230

Employed: 46,307 46,508 -201

Unemployed: 1,818 2,847 -1,029

Percent of workforce unemployed

3.8 percent

Cook County

June 2017 January 2017 Change

Labor force: 2,681,622 2,630,772 +50,850

Employed: 2,540,971 2,473,404 +67,567

Unemployed: 140,651 157,368  -16,717

Percent of workforce unemployed

5.2 percent

Will County

June 2017 January 2017 Change

Labor force: 361,987 356,742 +5,245

Employed: 343,100 334,255 -8,845

Unemployed: 18,887 22,487 -3,600

Percent of workforce unemployed

5.2 percent

Sources: Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Illinois Department of Employment Security

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Joseph S. Pete is a Lisagor Award-winning business reporter who covers steel, industry, unions, the ports, retail, banking and more. The Indiana University grad has been with The Times since 2013 and blogs about craft beer, culture and the military.