May unemployment rates for north Missouri

Unemployment

The latest unemployment rate for Grundy County is nearly steady with the previous month.

The May rate was four point one percent – based on 211 unemployed out of a civilian labor force of over 51 hundred workers. For April, the Grundy county rate came in at four point two percent with 217 unemployed.

This year’s rate for May is lower than the corresponding month in 2015 when it was four point nine percent – with 243 unemployed in Grundy County.

Missouri’s unemployment rate for May is four point three percent.

Area counties that have rates above the state average include Linn five point four percent; Sullivan five point two; Caldwell is four point eight; Carroll and Clinton Counties come in at four point six percent.

Area counties that have unemployment rates below the state average besides Grundy at four point one percent include Mercer at four percent; DeKalb three point nine; Chariton at three point seven; Harrison and Putnam are three point six; Livingston is three and a half percent; Daviess County with three point four percent. Worth county is among the lowest in the state at two point seven percent.