May 2013 - Volume 21, Number 2
U.S. and Iowa's Unemployment, March 2012- Present
Unemployment continues to remain flat, dropping slightly to 7.6 percent in March from 7.7 percent in February, with many workers still not even looking for jobs, and the estimate of “real” unemployment as high as 13 percent. Iowa’s unemployment rate remains in the 4.9 - 5.0 range, with almost 81,000 unemployed. The total potential Iowa workforce remains just over 1,642,000.
Source: Iowa Workforce Development, Labor Market Information Bureau, “Monthly Unemployment Rate News”
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