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KCII Area Sees Drop in Unemployment in April

Posted: Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 at 6:23 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

Washington County and each of its contiguous counties saw drops in the unemployment rate from March to April.

Washington County went from 2.7% to 2.2%. The biggest change was in Keokuk County, going from 3.5% with 170 people unemployed down to 2.7% with 140 people unemployed. The State of Iowa’s unemployment rate remained the same from March to April at 2.8% with approximately 47,000 people without work.

County – March rate, April rate
Henry – 2.7, 2.3
Iowa – 2.6, 2.2
Jefferson – 2.6, 2.2
Johnson – 2.1, 1.9
Keokuk – 3.5, 2.7
Louisa – 3.2, 2.6
Washington – 2.8, 2.2