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Delaware County Unemployment Rate Lowest in Eastern Iowa

Delaware County has the lowest unemployment numbers in the eastern Iowa. 

The latest data from Iowa Workforce Development says Delaware County’s unemployment rate for May was one-point-seven percent. That’s nearly twice as low as the county’s rate a year ago, which was three-point-four percent.

The unemployment rates from surrounding counties include two-point-one percent in Buchanan County, two-point-two in Dubuque County, two-point-four percent in Clayton and Jones counties, two-point-five in Fayette County and two-point-seven percent in Linn County. 

Iowa’s unemployment rate for May was two-point-seven percent. The U.S. unemployment rate was three-point-six.

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