Iowa non-farm jobs increase by 8,400 in November

Cedar Valley Business Monthly Online:  

DES MOINES | Non-farm employment fed another monthly drop in unemployment across Iowa in November, according to Iowa Workforce Development.

Iowa’s official seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continued to drop in the month, falling to 3.4 percent from 3.5 percent in October, IWD reported Friday. The state’s jobless rate was 4.3 percent one year ago.

The U.S.’s official unemployment rate remained at 5 percent in November.

“Iowa’s businesses showed unmistakable optimism in November,” IWD Director Beth Townsend said in a news release. “This month’s increase is the highest in several years and includes job gains in virtually all industries. Additionally, Iowa’s unemployment rate trended down to the lowest level since 2001.”


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