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.