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Washington County Unemployment Rate Unchanged from January to February

Posted: Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 at 6:23 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

Area unemployment rates either remained steady from January to February or dropped slightly.

Washington County remained the same at 3.6% with 400 people unemployed. The State of Iowa’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 2.9% with 48,300 people unemployed. Looking at February of 2017 to this year, Washington County’s unemployment rate dropped from 3.9% to 3.6%.

County – January rate, February rate
Henry – 3.5%, 3.3%
Iowa – 3.4%, 3.1%
Jefferson – 3.2%, 3.1%
Johnson – 2.4%, 2.3%
Keokuk – 4.3%, 4.3%
Louisa – 3.1%, 2.9%
Washington – 3.6%, 3.6%

State – 2.9%, 2.9%