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City of Cascade

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Workforce Development



When considering filling open positions, note that since Cascade is centrally located between Dubuque and Cedar Rapids, the labor pool is much larger. This area has over 208,820 individuals in their labor pool.

County Labor Force Number Unemployed Unemployment Rate % Number Employed
Delware 10,590 420 3.9 10,170
Dubuque 55,990 2,400 4.3 53,500
Jackson 11,040 580 5.3 10,460
Jones 10,900 600 5.1 10.300
Linn 120,300 5,500 4.6 114,800
Total 208,820 9,500 Average 4.64% 119,230

*Data compiled from Iowa Workforce Development 2015 Annual Profile


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