Cedar Rapids Unemployment Rate Plunges
By Dave DeWitte, Reporter
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The Cedar Rapids metro unemployment rate fell 1.1 percent to 4.6 percent in September on the strength of strong seasonal hiring in local government, education and health services.
The month-over-month gains in the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids metros were the highest in the state’s large metros. The Iowa City MSA saw a 1.1 percent drop, to 3.2 percent.
An important footnote: The extremely low monthly local jobless numbers are not seasonally adjusted, whereas the statewide unemployment rate of 5.2 percent is seasonally adjusted.
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