Iowa’s unemployment rate dropped slightly to 2.5 percent in August, giving the state the second-lowest rate in the country.
Cory Kelly of Iowa Workforce Development says the unemployment rate dropped from 2.6 percent in July and was down from 3 percent a year ago:
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Iowa was only behind Hawaii, which has the nation’s lowest rate of 2.1 percent.
The high demand for workers has kept the agency busy:
Nebraska’s Labor Department says their state’s preliminary unemployment rate dropped to 2.8 percent in August – down a tenth of a point from July.
The U.S. rate, which remained steady at 3.9 percent.