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Iowa's unemployment rate steady at 3.8 percent

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DES MOINES (AP) -

Iowa's unemployment rate is remaining stable at 3.8 percent.

Iowa Workforce Development released the May rate on Friday and noted the number of unemployed residents dropped slightly to 64,700. That's down from 65,600 in April.

The state unemployment rate compares to 4.4 percent in May 2014.

Workforce Development says there were about 1.6 million working Iowans. That's about 2,000 less than in April.

The national rate for May was 5.5 percent.

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