Hawkeye State Jobless Rate Holds Steady at 2.4%

Iowa’s official government unemployment rate remained 2.4% in June, making it among the lowest in the nation.

The rate released today(Fri)  by the Workforce Development agency ranked third in the nation, behind only Vermont and North Dakota.

Iowa’s unemployment rate has stayed steady at 2.4% for nearly a year.  Both the number of people working and those who are unemployed increased slightly in June from May figures.

Iowa’s rate compares to a national unemployment rate of 3.7%.