Unemployment rates in north Missouri generally remain below state average


Most of the area counties have unemployment rates that are below the state of Missouri average of four point three percent.

Grundy county’s rate for April is four point two percent. It’s based on 217 persons unemployed out of a civilian labor force of over 52 hundred. The latest rate is a reduction from five percent noted in March. One year ago, April of 2015, the Grundy County unemployment rate stood at four point four percent with 217 persons unemployed.

Linn, Sullivan, and Carroll counties have rates above five percent. (Linn 5.5%; Sullivan 5.2%, Carroll 5.2%) Mercer County also is above the state average with the most recent rate of four point seven percent.

April rates for other counties include Putnam and Dekalb at four percent; Caldwell and Chariton at three point nine; Livingston and Clinton counties are three point eight percent; Harrison is three point six; Gentry is three point six; Daviess at three point four; and Worth county comes in with one of the lowest rates in the state at two and a half percent unemployment.

All figures are provided monthly by the Missouri division of employment security.