August 2013 - Volume 21, Number 3
U.S. and Iowa's Unemployment, June 2012- Present
Nationally, employment growth remains stagnant, reflected in 7.6 percent unemployment all summer. Unemployment among young people and minorities remains high, with under-employment still a concern. Iowa’s unemployment rate has dropped slightly to 4.6 percent, while 76,000-77,000 remain unemployed. The total potential Iowa workforce has increased to almost 1,654,000, as more people look for jobs
Source: Iowa Workforce Development, Labor Market Information Bureau, “Monthly Unemployment Rate News”
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