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Washington Unemployment Drops in July, State’s Increases

Posted: Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 at 6:27 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

While the state of Iowa saw an increase in unemployment from the month of June to July, Washington County experienced a slight decrease, according to Iowa Workforce Development. Washington County’s unemployment rate went from 3.7-percent to 3.6-percent in July and is down from last year’s July rate of 4.2-percent. Other area counties that saw decreases in unemployment include Louisa, Jefferson and Henry counties.

Keokuk, Johnson and Iowa counties experienced increases.

The state’s unemployment rate is 4.8-percent, up from June’s 4.6-percent.

For a the Iowa Workforce Development’s complete list of Iowa’s 99 counties’ unemployment rates click here.