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Unemployment Rates Drop from September to October in KCII-Listening Area

Posted: Friday, November 24th, 2017 at 6:25 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

The state of Iowa’s unemployment rate dropped slightly from 3.2% in September to 3.0% in October.

During that time Washington County’s rate went from 2.6% unemployment to 2.1% with 300 people unemployed. Henry, Iowa, Jefferson, Johnson, Keokuk, and Louisa counties all saw declines in unemployment rates. The highest rate of unemployment in Iowa in October was 4.6% in Wapello County.

County – September rate, October rate
Henry – 3.1, 2.3
Iowa – 2.2, 1.9
Jefferson – 3.4, 2.6
Johnson – 2.5, 1.9
Keokuk – 3.6, 2.9
Louisa – 3.0, 2.3
Washington – 2.6, 2.1