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IOWA JOB OUTLOOK REMAINS POSITIVE OVERALL

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IOWA’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE INCHED UP SLIGHTLY IN OCTOBER TO TWO-POINT-NINE PERCENT.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SPOKESPERSON, JESSE DOUGHERTY SAYS THERE ARE POSITIVE SIGNS DESPITE THE INCREASE.

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HE SAYS THE LABOR PARTICIPATION RATE IS ONE OF THE STRENGTHS OF IOWA’S ECONOMY.

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HE SAYS THE GROWTH IN JOBS HIT A KEY MARK.

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DOUGHERTY SAYS INFLATION AND OTHER FACTORS STILL CREATE SOME HEADWINDS FOR EMPLOYERS — BUT HE SAYS THE ECONOMY CONTINUES TO BE POSITIVE FOR WORKERS LOOKING FOR A JOB, OR LOOKING TO MOVE UP.