Grundy County’s unemployment rate almost doubles in December


Grundy County’s unemployment rate has risen to four-point four (4.4) percent in December, up from the November rate of two point seven (2.7%).

In December, the Missouri Division of Employment Security reported Grundy County had a civilian labor force of 4,361, with the number of unemployed listed at 191. That compares to 118 unemployed in November. Statewide, the Missouri jobless rate is five point eight (5.8%).

Two Green Hills counties exceed the state average with Linn at 6.7% and Sullivan at 6.2%. Caldwell County is at 5.6% which is just under the state average.

Other county rates as listed on the states’ website include Putnam 4.8%; Harrison at 4.6%; Daviess at 4.4%; Livingston 4.2%; and Mercer County is at 4.1%.

Unemployment rates for counties just outside the Green Hills Region include Adair 5.7%; Clinton 5.1%; Chariton 4.7%; DeKalb 4.6%; and Worth 4.1%.

John Anthony

John started working for KTTN Radio in the 1970s as a news reporter. He has been with the station for many years, and when Marvin Luehrs, then owner of KTTN, decided to retire John purchased the station. John is Married to Carol Anthony who also works for KTTN as the Traffic Director.