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IOWA UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS AGAIN

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IOWA’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WENT DOWN AGAIN IN JULY — HITTING TWO-POINT-FIVE PERCENT.

IOWA WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR BETH TOWNSEND SAYS IT’S ANOTHER POSITIVE JOBS REPORT.

IAJOBS2 OC………..UNEMPLOYMENT RATE,” :09

SHE SAYS MORE PEOPLE RETURNED TO WORK THAT HAD PREVIOUSLY LEFT THE WORKFORCE, AND EMPLOYERS ARE CREATING MORE JOBS.

IAJOBS3 OC……..POSITIVE SIGN. :16

TOWNSEND CREDITS THEIR RE-EMPLOYMENT CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR HELPING THOSE WHO LOSE THEIR JOBS TO GET BACK IN THE WORKFORCE.

IAJOBS4 OC…….OR INTEREST” :14

THERE ARE MORE THAN 85-THOUSAND JOBS STILL AVAILABLE IN THE STATE.

TOWNSEND SAYS NOBODY’S WORKING FOR MINIMUM WAGE THESE DAYS.

IAJOBS5 OC….$20 AN HOUR. :13

SHE SAYS HISTORICALLY LESS THAN TWO PERCENT OF THOSE IN THE WORKFORCE WORK AT THE MINIMUM RATE — AND IT’S TO BE A RATE FOR INDIVIDUALS AT THE ENTRY LEVEL POSITION.