November 2012 - Volume 20, Number 4
U.S. and Iowa's Unemployment, September 2011- Present
Nationally, unemployment continued a slight downward trend to 7.8 percent, driven by unemployed workers who are no longer seeking jobs. In Iowa unemployment dropped to 5.2 percent. A similar trend of reduced numbers of people in the workforce is true, as the total potential Iowa workforce has dropped to only 1,637,900 people from the high of 1,684,200 in August 2008. Over 46,000 people have stopped looking for work.
Source: Iowa Workforce Development, Labor Market Information Bureau, “Monthly Unemployment Rate News”
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