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Common Sense Institute announces expansion into Iowa

The Common Sense Institute (CSI), a non-partisan organization focused on employment and economic issues, has announced its expansion into Iowa. The announcement was made in...
Iowa WorkForce Development

Iowa’s unemployment rate saw an increase in September

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate ticked up to 3.0% in September, up from 2.9% in August, but down from 3.1% a year ago, according...
Iowa Department of Revenue

ILII projects nonfarm employment to decrease

The Iowa Leading Indicators Index (ILII) showed a 0.02% increase in nonfarm employment in May 2023 while there was an overall decrease in the...
Iowa WorkForce Development

Iowa unemployment rate holds steady in May, labor force participation rises

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held level at 2.7% in May as 6,400 new workers joined the labor force.  In comparison, the U.S. unemployment rate...

Iowa’s unemployment rate decreases to 2.7% in April

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 2.7% in April from 2.8% in March while the state’s labor force added 4,300 new workers, according...
Iowa WorkForce Development

IWD launches online portal for veterans, families

Iowa Workforce Development announced on Friday, April 7, that it has launched a new online portal that will make it easier for veterans and...

Holiday sale! 5 reasons to identify and accept your new calling while pay is...

Our current employment market has swung back in favor of employees. These swings occur periodically over a year in favor of the employee and...

Nearly half of unemployed job seekers frustrated by lack of right job opportunities

There are millions of job openings across the country and millions of people are still unemployed. Job seekers are struggling to find work, and...

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