Howard County Beats Iowa Jobs Average



Howard County beat the statewide unemployment average as Iowa saw a slight bump in unemployment.

Statewide, unemployment rose to 2.7 percent for December, up from 2.4 percent last year. Nationally, the rate was 3.5 percent.

Winneshiek County was at 3.2 percent (up from 1.8 percent in November), and Chickasaw County had 3.4 percent (up from 3.2 percent).

The full article appears in the Feb. 4, 2020 Calmar Courier.

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