Hardin County businesses – like many employers across Iowa – often struggle to find employees. In September this year, the state unemployment rate sat at 2.5 percent. Here in Hardin County, it was 2.3 percent. Most of the people who want a job here, have one. But that doesn’t mean prospective employees can’t be found, as was demonstrated last week during a presentation of the results of a recent laborshed study.
The laborshed study was undertaken by the Labor Market Information Division of Iowa Workforce Development. Its results were presented by labor market research economist Katie Lippold during a meeting hosted by the Iowa Falls Area Development Corporation.