New numbers show unemployment rates were down across the entire state during the month of February.
Delaware County’s unemployment rate last month was three-point-two percent – lower than the rate a year ago, which was four-point-eight.
At least fifteen other counties in Iowa – all in western Iowa – had even lower unemployment rates, as low as two percent.
Delaware County has the lowest unemployment rate of the surrounding area. Buchanan County was at three-point-seven percent in February, Dubuque and Linn counties was at three-point-nine, Jones and Fayette counties at four-point-nine percent and Clayton County at seven-point-two percent.
Iowa’s unemployment rate is at three-point-five percent. The national unemployment rate was at three-point-eight.