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Unemployment at 3.4% in Washington County

Posted: Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 at 6:25 am
Author: KCII News - Ben Stanton

Iowa Workforce Development recently released employment numbers for the month of November. It shows roughly a steady unemployment rate: 3-point-4 percent.

While that low number might appear healthy compared with higher state and national rates, Washington Economic Development Group Executive Director Ed Raber says that it also poses a challenge to employers that might not have as many applicants to choose from for a given job opening.

Raber says he would like to see the labor force grow either by a larger overall population or more opportunities for people that come to the Washington County for employment.