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2018-08-17
Iowa's Unemployment Rate Drops to 18-Year Low

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 2.6 percent in July. The state’s jobless rate was 3.1 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate decreased to 3.9 percent in July.

2018-08-09
More Future Ready Iowa Regional Summits Announced

(DES MOINES) – Registration is now open to attend Future Ready Iowa Regional Summits in four additional locations throughout the state, increasing the span of opportunities for collaboration among local stakeholders on workforce solutions.

2018-07-20
Iowa's Unemployment Rate Remains at 2.7 Percent

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains at 2.7 percent in June. The state’s jobless rate was 3.2 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate increased to 4.0 percent in June.

2018-07-20
Iowa Workforce Development Provides Additional Support for Businesses, Workers Affected by Thursday's Tornadoes

DES MOINES – In response to the tornado damage in Pella and Marshalltown, a temporary IowaWORKS Center has opened in Pella and the IowaWORKS Center in Marshalltown will have additional staff available.