Tuesday, June 8, 2010

April Employment Statistics

The Western Iowa Advantage Region’s monthly unemployment rate increased to 6.0 percent in April from 4.1 percent in April 2009, according to figures released from Iowa Workforce Development. Iowa’s unemployment rate was 6.9 percent in April from a revised 5.5 percent in April 2009. The U.S. unemployment rate was 9.9 percent in April. Total employment in the region decreased to 46,658 in April from 47,982 in April 2009.

Western Iowa Advantage tracks various economic indicators in Adair, Audubon, Carroll, Crawford, Greene, Guthrie, Ida and Sac Counties in Iowa, including employment trends.
County unemployment rates in the region for April:

Adair 6.7%
Audubon 6.4%
Carroll 5.2%
Crawford 5.0%
Greene 7.2%
Guthrie 7.7%
Ida 5.7%
Sac 5.6%

Western Iowa Advantage is a partnership of economic development organizations dedicated to promoting Western Iowa for business and job attraction and retention.

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