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Unemployment Rates Increase in June Locally

Posted: Saturday, July 30th, 2016 at 6:24 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

Unemployment rates in the KCII-listening area increased from May to June. Also, the two counties with the highest rates of unemployment are in southeast Iowa with Wapello County at 6.3% and Lee County at 6.8% in June. The State of Iowa’s unemployment rate in June was 4.0%.

Washington County’s unemployment rate went from 2.7% in May to 3.1% in June; that’s a change of 300 people unemployed increased to 400 people in June. All of Washington County’s neighboring counties also saw increases in unemployment.

County – May rate, June rate
Henry – 3.6%, 4.3%
Iowa – 2.7%, 2.5%
Jefferson – 3.6%, 3.9%
Johnson – 2.5%, 3.2%
Keokuk – 3.9%, 4.0%
Louisa – 3.7%, 4.4%
Washington – 2.7%, 3.1%

State of Iowa – 3.9%, 4.0%