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Iowa’s unemployment rate up to 4% as more people seek jobs

July 16, 2021 GMT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s unemployment rate rose slightly to 4% in June as more resident began looking for work, according to statistics released Friday.

Iowa Workforce Development reports the unemployment rate increased from 3.9% in May.

The number of working Iowans increased by 3,800 from May to June but the number of unemployed residents seeking jobs also increased by 2,400.

Iowa is tied for the nation’s 12th lowest unemployment rate. Nebraska’s rate of 2.5% was the country’s lowest.

The U.S. unemployment rate in June was 5.9%.