Delaware County’s unemployment rate has dropped.
Only one-point-seven percent of Delaware County residents were unemployed last month. That’s down from two-point-two percent in July.
Delaware County is the only local county with an unemployment rate under two percent. Clayton County is at two-point-one percent and Dubuque and Jones counties at two-point-two percent. Buchanan County’s unemployment rate sits at two-point-three percent, while Fayette County is at two-point-five and Linn County is at two-point-seven.
Iowa’s average unemployment rate was at two-point-five percent in August, with the national rate at three-point-nine.