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Iowa's Unemployment Rate Remains at 2.8 Percent in April

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 2.8 percent in April. The state’s jobless rate was 3.3 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in April.

Gov. Reynolds announces IEDA, IWD partnership to conduct laborshed studies across Iowa

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced a partnership between the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) and Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) Thursday to conduct laborshed studies across Iowa. The studies will begin in July and will be conducted at no cost to communities

Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 2.8 Percent in March

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 2.8 percent in March. The state’s jobless rate was 3.3 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent in March.

Workers Memorial Day Honors Iowans Who Lost Their Lives in the Workplace

​Iowans will gather to pay tribute and reflect upon Iowa workers who lost their lives while working during the annual Workers Memorial Day ceremony on Friday, April 27 at 11 a.m. The ceremony will be held at the State Capitol, West Terrace lawn. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Wallace Building Auditorium 502 E. 9th St. in Des Moines