Unemployment rates across north Iowa followed the state trend with slight upticks from May to June.
The jobless rate in Floyd County in June was 4.5%, up from 4.1% in May. Howard and Franklin counties also saw a .4% increase in unemployment to 3.6% and 3.5% respectively. Bremer, Winneshiek and Cerro Gordo counties saw their unemployment rates increase by .5% from May to June to 3.7%, 4.1% and 4.7% respectively.
Chickasaw and Butler counties’ June jobless rate was 3.6% and 3.8%, both up .3% from May. Worth County went from 4.1% to 4.3%, and Mitchell County’s unemployment rate was up .1% to 2.9%. Fayette County improved their unemployment rate from 4.2% in May down to 3.7% in June.
The state of Iowa June jobless rate was 4.0%, up from 3.9% in May. Iowa Workforce Development cites more workers entering the workforce as the main reason for the higher unemployment numbers, which are down from 7.1% in June 2020.
The national unemployment rate for June was 5.9%, almost identical to May’s jobless rate.