Grundy County’s unemployment rate in June is about in the middle of the rates for area counties. The Missouri Division of Employment Security reports Grundy Countys’ unemployment rate is 4.2%, based on 185 unemployed out of a civilian labor force of 4,400 workers. The June rate for Grundy County is seven-tenths of a point higher than it was in May.
Rates among area counties range from 7.3% in Clinton County down to 2.7% in Mercer County. The Missouri unemployment rate for June is 5.1%
Area counties above the state average, besides Clinton, include Caldwell at 6.6%, Adair at 5.3%, and Linn at 5.2%.
Those below the state average are Carroll 4.9%, Sullivan 4.5%, DeKalb 4.4%, Daviess 4.3%, Putnam 3.9%, Harrison 3.7%, Chariton 3.6%, Livingston 3.4%, and Worth County at 2.8%.