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Unemployment Rates Increase Slightly in KCII Area

Posted: Friday, July 25th, 2014 at 6:22 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

While the unemployment rate for the state remained at 4.4% from May to June it rose slightly in Washington County from 3.2% in May to 3.8% in June. According to Iowa Workforce Development the county with the highest unemployment in June was Lee County at 7.3%. In the KCII listening area Keokuk, Johnson, Jefferson, Iowa and Henry counties all saw increases in unemployment last month. Louisa County remained unchanged at 4.4%.

County – May rate, June rate
Henry – 4.5, 5.0
Iowa – 4.7, 4.9
Jefferson – 4.9, 5.2
Johnson – 3.0, 3.5
Keokuk – 4.0, 4.2
Louisa – 4.4, 4.4
Washington – 3.2, 3.8