Grundy county’s latest unemployment rate stands at four and a half percent.
That’s lower than it was in August, but a higher rate when compared to September last year. The four and a half percent rate is based on 224 persons unemployed out of a civilian labor force of more than five thousand for Grundy County.
The comparisons were with five point seven percent in August this year and three point eight percent in September 2015.
Grundy is among several area counties with jobless rates less than the state average of five point two percent. Worth county is the lowest at two point nine percent. Daviess and Gentry are three point nine; Livingston at four percent; Harrison and Clinton each at four point one; Mercer at four point four; DeKalb at four point six; Caldwell is four point eight; and Putnam and Carroll counties both at four point nine percent.
Coming in above the state average of five point two percent are the area counties of Linn at seven point two percent and Sullivan County is at six point five percent.
County by county statistics are provided by the Missouri Division of Employment Security for September which is the latest month available.