Unemployment rates fall in local counties compared to 1 year ago

Unemployment rates in tri-state-area counties fell in March compared to one year earlier, according to recently released data.

Dubuque County’s unemployment rate was 3.5% in March, down from 3.9% in February and 5.2% in March 2021, according to Iowa Workforce Development.

Elsewhere in Iowa, Clayton County’s unemployment rate was 5.8% in March, down from 7.2% one year earlier. Delaware County’s rate was 2.7%, down from 4.2%. Jackson County’s rate was 4.3%, down from 6.3%. Jones County’s rate was 5.7%, down from 4.5%.

Statewide, Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.3% in March, down from 3.5% in February and 4.4% in March 2021.

In Wisconsin, Crawford County’s unemployment rate was 5.0% in March, down from 6.1% in March 2021. Grant County’s rate was 3.0%, down from 3.9%. Iowa County’s rate was 3.4%, down from 5.1%. Lafayette County’s rate was 2.9%, down from 3.8%.

Statewide, Wisconsin’s unemployment rate was 2.8% in March, down from 4.3% a year earlier.

In Illinois, Jo Daviess County’s unemployment rate was 4.5% in March, down from 6.4% in March 2021.

Statewide, Illinois’ unemployment rate was 4.7% in March, down from 6.7% a year earlier.