Sioux County unemployment rate remains low at 1.3%; national rate at 6.9%

Sioux County’s unemployment rate in October was 1.3%, improving from September’s number which was 1.8%. The Sioux County unemployment rate for October was also well below the national unemployment rate of 6.9%.

Throughout the entire northwest Iowa region, the unemployment rate remains low. For October, Osceola County recorded 1.6%, Lyon County 1.3%, O’Brien County 1.9%, Plymouth County 2.0% and Cherokee County 2.0%.

Industries throughout the region remain healthy, and area businesses have available job openings that can be explored on our website: view employment opportunities here.