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Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Below U.S. Rate, Local Rates Increase from December to January

Posted: Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 at 6:24 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News


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Iowa ranked fourth in unemployment in January, tied with Nebraska and Vermont.

According to Iowa Workforce Development, Iowa’s unemployment rate was 2.9% while the country’s overall rate was 4.1%. The highest unemployment rate was 6.8% in Marshall County. Washington County’s unemployment rate increased from 2.5% in December to 3.6% in January. Also, all of Washington’s contiguous counties saw increases in unemployment during that time.

County – December rate, January rate (not seasonally adjusted)
Henry – 2.7, 3.5
Iowa – 2.5, 3.4
Jefferson – 2.7, 3.2
Johnson – 2.1, 2.3
Keokuk – 3.3, 4.3
Louisa – 2.8, 3.8
Washington – 2.5, 3.6