Local Unemployment Figures Looking Good

The Unemployment rate for Livingston County continues as one of the lowest in the local area, and among the lowest in the state of Missouri.  Livingston County’s Unemployment for the month of April is 2.9%, down from 3.8 in March.  Of course, it is much lower than April of 2020, when the rate was 7.8% after the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic that resulted in businesses shutting down.

Looking at the surrounding counties, from lowest to highest…

Grundy………….. 2.9%

Chariton…………. 3.1%

Daviess…………. 3.3%

Carroll…………… 3.8%

Caldwell…………. 4.6%

Sullivan………….. 4.9%

Linn………………. 5.9%

 

The State of Missouri’s Unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.0%, and the national rate is at 5.7%

 

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