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Iowa unemployment rate stable

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -- Iowa's unemployment rate is holding stable at 6.1 percent.  Meanwhile, the monthly snapshot of the national job market reflected a drop in the January unemployment rate to 9.0 percent from 9.4 percent a month earlier.    

"The Iowa economic recovery is steadily gaining traction," said Teresa Wahlert, director of Iowa Workforce Development said in a written statement.  "The statewide unemployment rate is stable, total employment has been trending upward over the past few months, and non-farm employment increased in January." 

The monthly estimate of unemployed persons declined to 102,100 in January from 102,600 in December.  However, the current level is 900 higher than last January's 101,200.    

 

 

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