Iowa economy continues positive momentum, adds jobs for third consecutive month
15 Mar 2022
Iowa's economy continued its economic recovery in January, posting its third consecutive month of job growth.
Businesses in the state added 3,000 workers during the month, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimate released Monday. The modest hiring spree follows job growth in in November and December, when businesses in the state added a combined 13,400 employees.
At city hall in Marcus, Darrell Downs flips through a blue binder labeled “successes." With each flip of the page, photos gradually shift from black and white to color. Downs himself ages in the pages – his hair turning from brown to gray as he poses at groundbreakings of...
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Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 3.7 percent in January from the revised December rate of 3.9 percent. The state’s jobless rate was 4.4 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate in January increased to 4.0 percent. The total number of unemployed Iowans decreased to 62,700 in...