Unemployment rates in northern Missouri fluctuate slightly in March

Unemployment Rate

Grundy County’s unemployment rate has dropped from what it was in February.

The March jobless rate for Grundy County is 3.4% which is one-half of a percentage point less than February. That’s the same difference in the rate when compared to March of 2020. The most recent rate is based on 148 unemployed out of a civilian labor force of 4,300.

Missouri’s unemployment rate is 4.4%.

There are a few area counties with rates above the state average. The highest among them is Linn County at 7%. Others include Sullivan at 5.9%, Harrison 5%, Clinton and Adair counties are 4-1/2% in March.

Rates in other area counties show Carroll at 4.3%, Caldwell at 4.1%, Daviess 4%, Mercer and Chariton at 3.6%, DeKalb, Putnam, and Grundy at 3.4%; Livingston 3.2% and Worth County is at 2.9%.