Trend: The unemployment rate for Johnson County has consistently been around 3% since 1992. The rate reached a low of 2.5% in 1994. The unemployment rate for Johnson County has also been consistently lower than the rate for the State of Iowa. Both rates are considerably lower than the national unemployment rate.
|Trend: The resident civilian labor force and resident total employment have increased every year with the exception of 1995.|
|Note: The totals for 1996 were calculated using different benchmarks than those used in previous years.|
|Trend: The nonmanufacturing employment sector has experienced strong growth since 1990. Government employment has slowly increased while employment in the manufacturing sector has remained stable.|
|Note: The employment sectors in the graph were condensed from more specific sectors. Manufacturing consists of Durable and Nondurable goods. Nonmanufacturing consists of Construction and Mining, Transportation-Communication-Public Utilities, Wholesale and Retail Trade, Finance-Insurance-Real Estate, and Services. Government includes federal, state, and local government employment.|