JOBLESS RATE: March Increase For Iowa

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For the third month in a row, Iowa’s unemployment rate went up.

The March rate came in at 4.5-percent. That’s up from February’s 4.4-percent.

Officials say more than 7,000 people entered the labor force last month.

Despite the increase in the unemployment rate, Iowa Workforce Development says the state’s total employment level set a record in March with 1,615,200 Iowans working.

Across the nation rates rose in 17 states and were unchanged in 12.

The national unemployment rate sits at 6.7-percent.

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  • William Denison

    With everything else aside going on in this state Terry Branstad did say when he was running that he would bring in 250,000 jobs to the state.
    Not happening.

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