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Unemployment rate drops in Iowa

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Iowa's unemployment rate decreased in the month of September.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased slightly to 3.6 percent. The rate was 3.7 percent in August.

The U.S. unemployment rate remained at 5.1 percent.

“The unemployment rate continues to decline and reflects numbers not seen since 2006, this is good news for Iowans across the state,” said Beth Townsend, director of Iowa Workforce Development.  “A record number of job openings exist in various industry sectors and we will continue to do all that we can to help Iowans find those opportunities.”

The number of unemployed Iowans also decreased by 1,200 to 61,300 in September.

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