Lake County has seen a steady reduction in the unemployment rate since the great recession, peaking at a high of 12% unemployment to the current 4.3% unemployment rate. However, many of those jobs are seasonal jobs, as in Winter months unemployment spikes to over 6%. Lake County needs more business investment from companies who can take advantage of the talented work force graduating right here at CLC and University Center with 2, 4 or 6 year degrees. Better business with good jobs will keep the younger generations in the area, needing housing, patronizing small businesses and reducing the per capita burden of taxes.