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Iowa’s unemployment rate up slightly to 2.7% in December

Iowa’s unemployment rate tied with Alabama for the nation’s ninth-lowest.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 2.7% in December.

Iowa Workforce Development reported Friday the unemployment rate rose as both the number of people with and without jobs increased in the state. The December rate was up from a 2.6% in November and 2.4% a year ago.

Iowa’s unemployment rate tied with Alabama for the nation’s ninth-lowest.

The national unemployment rate in December was 3.5%.