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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


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.