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Delaware County’s Unemployment Rate Lowest in Eastern Iowa

Delaware County has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state right now.

The latest numbers from Iowa Workforce Development show Delaware County’s unemployment in December was at 2.3% – that’s the lowest rate in eastern Iowa. Only around twenty other counties have lower rates, with Osceola County in far northwest Iowa the lowest at 1.6%. 

Unemployment rates for other area counties include Buchanan at 2.9%, Dubuque at 3.1%, Jones at 3.2%, Linn at 3.3%, Fayette at 3.6% and Clayton at 4.4%. 

Iowa’s unemployment rate in December was at 3.5%, while the national unemployment rate was at 3.9%.



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