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Iowa Unemployment Rate Falls in December

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DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa’s unemployment dropped to 4.1 percent in December from 4.3 percent in November, Iowa Workforce Development said Tuesday.

The unemployment rate nationally dropped to 5.6 percent in December.

“The State’s economy ended on a high note in December,” said Beth Townsend, interim director of Iowa Workforce Development.  “Recent stagnation within global markets has shown little impact on the U.S. and Iowa economies.  The Iowa unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent, while nonfarm employment gained 2,100 jobs.”

The number of unemployed Iowans decreased to 71,100 in December from 73,600 in November.

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