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Unemployment Numbers Continue to Fall In Washington County

Posted: Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 at 6:26 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel

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April unemployment figures released by the Iowa Workforce Development continue to show a fall in unemployment claims.  The current rate in the County is at 4.3%, dropping from 5% last month.  Washington County has over 11,500 people in the workforce.  Across all of southeast Iowa, unemployment rates dropped an average of a half percent.

Louisa County saw the largest decrease which dropped 1.1% while Henry County saw a slight increase one-tenth of a percent.  Compared to last year, unemployment figures are on average over 12 percent lower.

Overall, Iowa’s unemployment dropped to five point one percent, remaining three percent lower than the national figure.