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Iowa’s unemployment rate remained at 3.1% in December

Iowa’s unemployment rate remained at 3.1% in December, down from 3.9% a year ago, according to Iowa Workforce Development. The U.S. unemployment rate was...
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Iowa jobless rate ticks up in November

While Iowa’s labor force participation rate held steady at 67.7% in November, the state’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate increased to 3.1%, according to a...

Reynolds announces new entry-level CDL training program

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced on Dec. 5 a new opportunity for truck drivers to obtain their commercial driver’s license in Iowa through the...

Iowa celebrates National Apprenticeship Week with record number of apprentices

Iowa is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week with the highest number of Iowans taking part in apprenticeships ever. New data from the U.S. Department of...
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Iowa unemployment increases slightly to 2.6% in August

Iowa's unemployment rate increased from 2.5% to 2.6% in August with 1,300 Iowans leaving the workforce. According to a survey of households, the most common...
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Iowa Workforce Development receives $2.9M federal grant

Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) has been awarded $2.9 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to make targeted improvements to several high-use services connected...
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Iowa jobless rate drops in July

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 2.5% in July, down from 2.6% in June and 4.4% one year ago. The state’s jobless rate has...
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June unemployment drops to pre-pandemic rate of 2.6%

Iowa's unemployment rate dropped to 2.6% in June – marking the six straight month unemployment has decreased and signaling a return to pre-pandemic unemployment...
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Iowa Workforce Development awards more than $3.6 million to expand apprenticeship programs

Iowa Workforce Development announced it has awarded over $3.6 million in funding designated to create or expand Registered Apprenticeship Programs across Iowa. Benefiting both employers...

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