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IOWA UNEMPLOYMENT RATE HOLDS STEADY

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IOWA’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE HELD STEADY AT THREE-POINT-ONE PERCENT IN DECEMBER. STATE WORKFORCE DIRECTOR, BETH TOWNSEND, SAYS THERE WERE SOME POSITIVE SIGNS AS THE YEAR WRAPPED UP.

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THE LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION RATE DROPPED SLIGHTLY AS TOWNSEND SAYS ABOUT 17-HUNDRED PEOPLE DROPPED OUT OF THE WORKFORCE.

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EMPLOYERS CONTINUE TO CITE THE NEED FOR MORE SKILLED WORKERS, AND SHE SAYS THAT’S ONE THING WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT WILL CONTINUE TO FOCUS ON:

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SHE SAYS THERE ARE LOT OF GOOD PROGRAMS TRYING TO CREATE EMPLOYEE PIPELINES THAT ARE CRUCIAL TO FIXING THE WORKFORCE CRISIS EMPLOYERS FACE.