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Unemployment Rates Drop In Jefferson County, Throughout Listening Area

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Jefferson County’s unemployment rate dropped from 4.4% in March down to 3.8% in April as rates dropped across the board in our listening area.

Davis County went from 3.5% to 2.8%, Henry from 4.1% to 3.7%. Keokuk County was a full percentage point lower going from 4.8% to 3.8%.

Van Buren County dropped down to 3.3% from 3.9%. Wapello County went from 4.9% to 4.4% and Washington County dropped a full point from 4.2 to 3.2%.

Statewide the rate increased slightly from 3.7% in March to 3.8% in April, the same nationally going from 6 to 6.1%.

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