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IOWA JOBLESS RATE HOLDS STEADY

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IOWA’S APRIL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPPED TO TWO-POINT-EIGHT PERCENT COMPARED TO TWO-POINT-NINE PERCENT IN MARCH.

STATE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR BETH TOWNSEND SAYS THERE WERE NO MAJOR UPS OR DOWNS IN THE MONTH.

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TOWNSEND SAYS THE ECONOMY SHOWS SIGNS OF EASING WITH SEVERAL INDUSTRIES INCHING BACK FROM HUGE HIRING SPREES EARLIER IN THE YEAR.

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SHE SAYS THERE APPEARS TO BE SOME CONCERN ABOUT THE NATIONAL ECONOMY.

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TOWNSEND SAYS THE NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED IOWANS DECREASED BY 15-HUNDRED TO 47-THOUSAND-200 IN APRIL.

WORKERS AT THE TYSON PORK PLANT IN PERRY ARE SLATED TO LOSE THEIR JOBS IN JUNE, AND TOWNSEND SAYS THEY HELD A JOB FAIR THERE THURSDAY.

THE PERRY PLANT HAS AROUND 13-HUNDRED WORKERS.

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