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Iowa unemployment rate up slightly to 2.6%

November 19, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s unemployment rate rose slightly in October to 2.6% but remains among the lowest in the nation.

Iowa Workforce Development reported Tuesday that the rate climbed from 2.5% in September. The unemployment rate also was higher than a year ago, when the October 2018 figure was 2.4%.

Iowa’s unemployment rate is tied for the fourth lowest in the nation, behind Vermont, North Dakota and Utah.

The U.S. unemployment rate for October was 3.6%.