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Washington County’s Unemployment Rate Remains Below Three Percent

Posted: Monday, August 31st, 2015 at 6:22 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

From June to July, Washington County’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 2.8 percent. In Washington County 400 people of the 12,500 labor force were without jobs. The state’s unemployment rate went up slightly from 3.7 percent in June to 3.8 percent in July. Area counties with slight decreases include Henry, Iowa, Jefferson, and Johnson.

County – June rate, July rate
Henry – 4.1, 3.9
Iowa – 3, 2.9
Jefferson – 3.5, 3.4
Johnson – 2.9, 2.8
Keokuk – 3.4, 3.5
Louisa – 3.6, 3.6
Washington – 2.8, 2.8
State of Iowa – 3.7, 3.8