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Iowa's December unemployment rate drops to 3.5%

Iowa Workforce Development reported Tuesday that the state's unemployment rate was down from 3.7% in November.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Editor's note: The above video is from Jan. 20.

Iowa’s unemployment rate fell to 3.5% in December. Iowa Workforce Development reported Tuesday that the rate was down from November’s 3.7% rate and reflected that 5,200 more people found jobs. 

The percentage of Iowans in the labor force also increased slightly. 

Iowa’s unemployment rate was ranked 20th nationally. Nebraska continued to have the nation’s lowest rate at 1.7%. The national unemployment rate for December was 3.9%.

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