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Iowa's unemployment rate falls to 6% in August

The U.S. unemployment rate for August was 8.4%

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%

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