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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

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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.