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Washington County’s Unemployment Rate Unchanged in February

Posted: Saturday, March 31st, 2012 at 6:30 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel

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February’s unemployment figures have been released by the Iowa Workforce Development and Washington County’s rate stays the same from last month.  The rate in the County is at 5.8%.  Washington County has a little 11,000 people in the workforce.  Across all of southeast Iowa, unemployment rates dropped two-thirds of a percent.

The highest decrease was in both Henry and Johnson Counties with Iowa and Keokuk Counties increasing one-tenth of a percent.

Iowa’s unemployment dropped to five point three percent, and is three percent lower than the national figure of eight point three percent.