Iowa’s June Unemployment Rate Released

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DES MOINES, Iowa – Unemployment rates fell in 22 states last month, but the jobless rate remains unchanged in Iowa.

The state’s unemployment rate held steady at 4.4-percent for June, Iowa Workforce Development said Friday.

Nationally the rate is 6.1-percent, down from 6.3-percent in May.

Last year, the state’s jobless rate was 4.8 percent, officials said.

However, officials said while the number of Iowans in work rose by 500, the number of unemployed Iowans also increased by a similar number to 74,500.

North Dakota’s rate is the lowest in the nation at 2.7-percent.


  • William Denison

    When Terry “the liar” Braindead was rerunning for office he promised he would bring in 250,000 “NEW” jobs to the state.
    Not only has he not done that but he lies on his TV ad saying he has done everything he said he would. I guess if he said he was going to bully people, keep Iowa as one of the highest tax states in the nation (4th place) , pay out hush money and take farmers land from them etc that he has done. A lot of the jobs filled since he has been in office are jobs from folks who have been called back from lay off and that is only because the nations economy has picked up no thanks to any Repub. Terry is a bottom feeder with a really bad memory. FYI People are still leaving this state everyday and that help with the jobless rate numbers here as well. Plus how can anything said by Iowa Workforce be believed? The have also been proven to be part of Terrys lying corrupt goon squad . They have no credibly. Next.

    • William Denison

      I’m sorry everybody. Terry has done a great job and has my vote. I’ve just been having a bad day. My kitty has been sick, possibly from the secondhand high. I may switch to brownies as kitty won’t get exposed as much. I could use as many good wishes for my kitty as I can get.

  • Troy Hendrickson

    North Dakota is booming because their goverment basically gives free reign to anyone who wants to drill for oil and inject deadly chemicals into the ground. The tax payers of the US of course will be forced to deal with it eventually. Too bad we can’t tell them deal with their own cesspool they’re creating.

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