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2017-08-18
Iowa employer unemployment insurance taxes to decrease in 2018

Iowa Workforce Development Communications
For Immediate Release
Date: August 18, 2017
Contact: Cory Kelly
Telephone: 515-330-5646
Email:  cory.kelly@iwd.iowa.gov

Iowa employer unemployment insurance taxes to decrease in 2018

2017-08-18
Manufacturing Posts Job Gain for Third Straight Month; Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Remains at 3.2 Percent in July

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 3.2 percent for July. The state’s jobless rate was 3.7 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate decreased slightly to 4.3 percent in July.

2017-07-21
Iowa Adds 11,200 Jobs in June

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly to 3.2 percent for June. The state’s jobless rate was 3.8 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate rose to 4.4 percent in June.

2017-07-18
Future Ready Iowa Alliance Releases Metrics That Matter Report

Iowa needs an additional 127,700 residents to earn a two- or four-year college degree or other postsecondary credential to reach the goal of 70 percent of the workforce having education or training beyond high school by the year 2025, according to the new Metrics that Matter report released by the Future Ready Iowa Alliance.