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August 2013 - Volume 21, Number 3


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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”


IOWA ECONOMIC SCORECARD is our quarterly economic forecast, arriving in February, May, August,
and November. It consists of statistics about and analysis of the Iowa economy.


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