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Washington County’s Unemployment Drops Slightly Last Month

Posted: Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 at 6:25 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel

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The latest round of unemployment figures has been released and southeast Iowa’s unemployment rate rose 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 slightly to 4.8%, only one-tenth of a percent lower than July.

Unemployment rates averaged almost four-tenths of a percent higher in all of southeast Iowa.  The lowest increase was in neighboring Johnson County while Iowa County’s unemployment rate went up by eight-tenths of a percent.

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