by Pat Curtis, Radio Iowa
Iowa’s unemployment rate is the 9th lowest in the country, falling to 3.2 percent last month. Cory Kelly is spokesperson for Iowa Workforce Development, which released the September numbers this morning.
“The number of unemployed Iowans decreased to 54,600 in September. The current estimate is 7,300 lower than the year ago level of 61,900,” Kelly said. The state’s unemployment rate dipped to 3.2 percent, from 3.3 in August, despite job cuts by many Iowa employers.
“Iowa establishments did shed 4,000 jobs in September,” Kelly said. “This was the state’s first loss since April and only the third decline this year.”