Area jobless rate 4.7 percent in May

posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 in Blog

Economic strength of Cedar Valley of Iowa shows in unemployment stats-but must re-skill/attract talent to fill demand. Here are some highlights from the Courier’s recent article.
DES MOINES — Unemployment in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls metropolitan area nudged downward one-tenth of a point from April to May, to 4.7 percent, according to Iowa Workforce Development.
Statewide, Iowa had the seventh-lowest unemployment rate in the nation in May, at 5.1 percent. That was unchanged from the April figure but down 15 percent from the 6 percent in May 2011.
Joblessness in the city of Waterloo was 5.8 percent in May, compared to 6.1 percent in April.
Across Black Hawk County, the May unemployment rate was 4.9 percent, compared to 5.1 in April and 5.7 in May 2011.
By JIM OFFNER, | Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 9:00 pm

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