Unemployment was down across most of our north Iowa area from October to November.
According to Iowa Workforce Development, the largest drop in the jobless rate was in Chickasaw County, which went from 2.4% unemployment in October to 2.0% in November. Bremer County’s November unemployment rate was also at 2.0% for November, down .3% from October.
Several counties saw their jobless rates all drop by .2% from October to November, including Fayette County down to 2.8%; Cerro Gordo and Worth both at 2.7%; Bremer, Butler and Winneshiek counties all declining to 2.2%; and Mitchell County at 1.8% unemployment for November.
Floyd County tied with Fayette for the highest jobless rate in the area at 2.8%. That was the same as Floyd County’s October number, but down from an area-high 4.1% unemployment in November 2020.
The state’s unemployment rate for November was 3.7%, down from 3.9% in October, and the same rate as November 2020.