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Washington County’s Unemployment Drops Slightly Last Month

Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 at 6:28 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel

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The latest round of unemployment figures has been released and Washington County’s unemployment rate went down a little last month according to data released from the Iowa Workforce Development.  Washington County has just under 12,000 people in the workforce.  Washington County’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.9% from 5.1% in June.

Unemployment rates averaged two-tenths of a percent lower in all of southeast Iowa.  The lowest decrease was in neighboring Jefferson County while Johnson County’s unemployment rate went up by one-tenth of a percent.

When compared to national figures, Iowa’s unemployment rate is three percent lower.