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Unemployment rate holds steady in Iowa

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

Iowa's Unemployment Rate holds steady for another month.

The Iowa Workforce Development says Iowa's unemployment remained at 4.4 percent in June, the same percentage rate for May.

The rate is better than last year's numbers. One year ago the state's jobless rate was at 4.8 percent.

The national rate is still much higher at 6.1 percent for June.

“While Iowa’s unemployment rate remained unchanged since last month, the second quarter proved prosperous as Iowa’s non-farm employment gained 10,800 jobs over the past three months, more than offsetting the sluggish first quarter start,” Iowa Workforce Development Director Teresa Wahlert said.

The number of unemployed Iowans increased to 74,500 in June from 73,900 in May.

 

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