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Washington County’s Unemployment Rate Steady

Posted: Friday, December 27th, 2013 at 6:24 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

The State of Iowa’s unemployment rate dropped slightly from 4.6% in October to 4.4% in November. The nation’s unemployment rate for November was 7%. Washington County remained steady from October to November with an unemployment rate of 3%. Johnson County experienced a slight decrease from 3% to 2.8% during the same period.

Unemployment rates for area counties (November, October):
Henry – 4.3%, 4.7%
Iowa – 3.9%, 3.7%
Jefferson – 5.1%, 5%
Johnson – 2.8%, 3%
Keokuk – 3.9%, 4.1%
Louisa – 4.7%, 4.7%
Washington – 3%, 3%