Delaware County’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 1.5%

Delaware County’s unemployment rate has dropped again.

The rate in October was one-point-five percent – down just slightly from September’s rate of one-point-six.

Last year at this time, Delaware County’s unemployment rate was one-point-eight.

Delaware County has the lowest unemployment rate in the area and one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state. Unemployment rates for surrounding counties include one-point-seven percent in Dubuque and Jones counties, one-point-eight in Buchanan, two-point-one in Clayton and two-point-two percent in Linn and Fayette counties.