Iowa’s unemployment rate for August dropped to 6%, continuing a decline from an April high hit amid an economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
Iowa Workforce Development reported Friday that the August rate was down from 6.8% in July and 11% in April.
There were 96,500 people listed as unemployed in August, a decline from 110,300 in July. Iowa’s unemployment ranked 12th nationally.
The U.S. unemployment rate for August was 8.4%