Local unemployment data for the month of February has been released by Iowa Workforce Development.
Buena Vista County’s unemployment rate for February is 2.3-percent, which is down by one-tenth of a percent from January.
The unemployment rate in Ida County fell from 2.8 to 2.6-percent…Sac dipped from 3.3 to 2.8…Clay County decreased from 3.7 to 3.4…Pocahontas dropped from 2.5 to 2.3…and Calhoun County dropped one-tenth of a percent to 2.6-percent in February. There are also decreases in O’Brien and Palo Alto counties.
The unemployment rate in Cherokee County increase by one-tenth of a percent in February to 2.9-percent.
The statewide unemployment rate fell from three-percent to 2.9. Iowa’s labor force increased slightly. The labor force participation rate held steady at 68.1-percent.