Grant County had an estimated September 2005 jobless rate of 6.2 percent, down slightly from August's 6.4 percent. September's labor force estimates show 3,725 employed and 247 unemployed local residents.

The county's unemployment rate dropped steadily from a high of 14.2 percent in February, closely mirroring the 2004 trend, when the rate dropped from 14.4 percent in September 2004.

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