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Washington County’s Unemployment Rate Drops Slightly

Posted: Monday, March 31st, 2014 at 6:22 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

Washington County’s unemployment rate dropped slightly from 5.3% in January to 5.1% in February. Approximately 700 people in the county were unemployed in January while 600 wer unemployed in February. Iowa’s unemployment rate for February was 4.4%, while the nation’s rate was 6.7%. Jefferson, Johnson and Louisa counties also saw slight decreases in unemployment rates from January to February.

County – January rate, February rate
Henry – 5.8%, 5.8%
Iowa – 6%, 6%
Jefferson – 5.9%, 5.7%
Johnson – 3.4%, 3.3%
Keokuk – 5.8%, 5.9%
Louisa – 6.2%, 5.9%
Washington – 5.3%, 5.1%