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Iowa unemployment at 6.0 percent for April

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According to Iowa Workforce Development, the state's unemployment rate eased slightly from 6.1 percent in March to 6.0 percent in April.

The statewide estimate of unemployed persons declined by about 500 people from March to April. Unemployment was at 6.1 percent in April 2010.

Manufacturing saw the largest gain, adding 1,400 jobs in April. Construction saw the second largest increase, up 1,200 jobs.

The U.S. unemployment rate for April was at 9.0 percent.

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