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IOWA JOBLESS RATE EDGES UP

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IOWA’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OF TWO-POINT-SEVEN PERCENT FOR SEPTEMBER IS SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN THE PREVIOUS MONTH.

IOWA WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR BETH TOWNSEND SAYS IT WAS A TENTH OF A PERCENT INCREASE.

IAJOB1 OC……….TYPES OF THINGS.” :16

SEVERAL SECTORS OF THE IOWA ECONOMY RECORDED JOB LOSSES LAST MONTH, WHILE IOWA MANUFACTURERS ADDED 600 JOBS.

IAJOB2 OC…….SHED 600.” :16

THOSE 600 JOB LOSSES WERE PRIMARILY IN THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY.

THE NUMBER OF IOWANS ABOVE THE AGE OF 15 WHO ARE WORKING OR LOOKING FOR A JOB WAS ABOUT THE SAME IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER.

OVER ONE-POINT-SIX MILLION IOWANS WERE WORKING LAST MONTH — A LABOR PARTICIPATION RATE UNDER 68 PERCENT.

IAJOB3 OC………..IN IOWA TODAY.” :11

TOWNSEND SAYS IT’S STILL A BUYERS MARKET IN IOWA IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR WORK.

IAJOB4 OC………..A GOOD WORKFORCE.” :11

THE NEW STATE LAW THAT REDUCED HOW LONG UNEMPLOYED IOWANS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR BENEFITS TOOK EFFECT JULY 1ST