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Getting a job taking longer for Iowans

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Federal figures show it's taking longer for more out of work Iowans to find jobs.

Statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show 34,000 Iowans spent six months or longer looking for work last year.

That's an increase of 55 percent from 2009.

An economist predicts the long-term unemployment will remain a problem for Iowa as well as the rest of the country for five more years.

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