Story County, IA monthly unemployment update

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January 27, 2023
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Story County, IA monthly unemployment update

Stacker compiled statistics about the unemployment rate in Story County using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. County and metro unemployment rates are as of November 2022.

Story County had a 2.1% unemployment rate in November 2022, marking a 0.1% increase from a month ago. Iowa reported a 3.1% unemployment rate in November, which is the 17th lowest in the country. The national unemployment rate last month dropped to 3.5% but is still 0.4% lower than last year.

The unemployment rate in the Ames, IA metropolitan area was 2.1%. Ames has the 81th lowest unemployment out of 887 metro and micro areas surveyed in the country.

Unemployment rates in neighboring counties
#1. Marshall County, IA: 4.3%
#2. Jasper County, IA: 3.0%
#3. Hardin County, IA: 2.9%
#4. Hamilton County, IA: 2.8%
#4. Polk County, IA: 2.8%
#6. Story County, IA: 2.1%

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in Iowa
#1. Lee County: 4.7%
#2. Des Moines County: 4.4%
#3. Marshall County: 4.3%
#4. Howard County: 3.8%
#5. Clinton County: 3.7%

Counties with the lowest unemployment rate in Iowa
#1. Sioux County: 1.7%
#2. Lyon County: 1.9%
#3. Osceola County: 2.0%
#4. Adair County: 2.1%
#4. Story County: 2.1%

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