JOBLESS NUMBERS: February Rate Increases


Unemployment rates fell in most states in February, but Iowa was not one of them.

Unemployment rates dropped in 29 states, and went up in 10, including in Iowa.

The rate ticked up slightly from 4.3-percent in January to 4.4-percent.

Workforce Development says despite the increase, Iowa experienced an unusually large growth in the state`s labor force in February.

The national unemployment rate is 6.7-percent.

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  • William Denison

    Most of the people I know who have no job aren’t even on the states books anymore. Some have givin up while others have hope but you see the fear in their faces.They have no more income but alot of pride.

  • William Denison

    There is a cult of ignorance in the United States,and there has always been.The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life,nurtured by the false notion that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.

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