Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Continues to Decline

Iowa’s unemployment rate declined to 6 percent in August. The unemployment rate in July was 6.6 percent and a year ago the rate stood at 2.8 percent. The national unemployment rate fell to 8.4 percent in August. The decline in Iowa’s unemployment rate is good news, considering the COVID-19 pandemic continues to place pressure on the economy, the state suffered […]

Historic Unemployment Rate

Iowa’s unemployment rate for April hit a historic high of 10.2 percent, up from 2.7 percent just one year ago. Iowa Workforce Development reported that the “number of unemployed Iowans jumped to 175,300 in April from 56,600 in March.”  The national unemployment rate stood at 14.7 percent in April. Kevin Hassett, who serves as an economic adviser to President Donald […]