On average, the unemployment rate was largely steady across north Iowa counties from July to August.
According to Iowa Workforce Development, the jobless rate in Floyd County was up slightly from 2.9% in July to 3.2% in August. Butler County saw a similar increase, going from 2.4% in July to 2.7% in August.
Also showing small upticks in unemployment include Howard County from 2.5% to 2.7%; Bremer County from 2.1% to 2.3%; and Mitchell County from 2.0% to 2.1%.
Jobless rates held steady from July to August in Chickasaw County at 2.4%; Winneshiek County at 2.7%; and Cerro Gordo and Fayette counties both at 2.9%.
Unemployment was down slightly in Worth County from 2.7% to 2.5% and in Franklin County, going from 2.5% to 2.4%.
The state jobless rate for August was 2.6%, a slight increase from July’s rate of 2.5%.