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Washington County’s Unemployment Rate Continues to Drop

Posted: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 at 6:29 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel

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The latest round of unemployment figures has been released by the Iowa Workforce Development and Washington County’s rate dropped for a third month.  The rate in the County dropped to 4.3%, two-tenths of a percent lower than September.  Washington County has a little over 11,000 people in the workforce.

Unemployment rates averaged a quarter of a percent lower in all of southeast Iowa.  Keokuk County saw the lowest decrease in unemployment.

Iowa’s unemployment rate remains at six percent, three percent lower than the national figure.