The unemployment rate has dipped below two-percent in several area counties.
Recently released numbers from Iowa Workforce Development show Buena Vista County’s unemployment rate for the month of September at two-percent, a drop from 2.6-percent in August.
Area counties with sub-zero unemployment rates include Cherokee County at 1.8-percent, down from 2.4-percent in August. Pocahontas County decreased from 2.1 to 1.6-percent…and Ida County fell from 2.2 to 1.7.
Sac County is at two-percent, down from 2.5…Calhoun County dropped from 2.6 to 2.1…and the September unemployment rate in Clay County is 2.3-percent, down from 2.7.
The statewide unemployment rate went up slightly from 2.6-percent in August to 2.7-percent in September. The labor force participation rate held steady at 67.7.