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IOWA JOBLESS RATE HOLDS STEADY

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Iowa’s unemployment rate remained at 2.5% in September.

Ryan West, the Deputy Director of Iowa Workforce Development, says the rate didn’t change for the third staright month:

OC………..two and a half per cent area. ;08.

West says the number of people with jobs increased:

OC………….that are open. :09

And that offset the number of Iowans without jobs, that also went up:

OC…………level of 40,000. :11

Iowa’s unemployment rate was tied for the second lowest in the country, along with New Hampshire and North Dakota.

Vermont has the lowest rate, at 2.2%.