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Iowa unemployment rate steady

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DES MOINES (KWWL)-- The Iowa job market continued to show improved hiring in February, while the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 6.1 percent.  Iowa's jobless rate was also 6.1 percent for February 2010.  Meanwhile, the U.S. jobless rate for February edged down to 8.9 percent, the first time the rate fell below 9.0 percent since April 2009.      

"The weak recovery that began in the summer of 2009 appears to be stabilizing," said Teresa Wahlert, director of Iowa Workforce Development.  "Nonfarm employment has increased steadily since September, a departure from the slow hiring pattern experienced last summer." 

 

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