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New Washington County Jobs Numbers Fit with Bigger Trend

Posted: Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 at 6:25 am
Author: KCII News - Ben Stanton

New jobs numbers from the Iowa Workforce Development show a steady three-point-six percent unemployment rate for Washington County.  Washington Economic Development Group Executive Director Ed Raber says that Washington County historically has a high percent of the population that’s in the workforce compared with neighboring counties.  Along with what he calls a rebound in manufacturing, other industries like agriculture and healthcare have provided a steady center for employment through the last few years of a national economic slowdown.