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Unemployment Numbers Show a Drop In Washington County Last Month

Posted: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 at 6:28 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel


The unemployment figures have been released for March by the Iowa Workforce Development and Washington County’s rate dropped from February.  The current rate in the County is at 5.1%.  Washington County has over 11,000 people in the workforce.  Across all of southeast Iowa, unemployment rates dropped almost half of a percent.

The largest decrease was in Iowa County which dropped a full percentage point while Johnson County saw a small increase one-tenth of a percent.  Overall, Iowa’s unemployment dropped to five point two percent, remaining three percent lower than the national figure.