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%.