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Iowa's unemployment numbers up a tick

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Iowa's unemployment rate is up a tick in July. The rate edged up to 5.3% from 5.1% in June. The rate was 6% in 2011.

Iowa Workforce Development says the state gained 2,300 jobs in non-farm related employment last month. This is after two months of decreases.

The number of unemployed people in Iowa is estimated at 88,200. 

The national jobless rate rose to 8.3% in July.

 

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