Iowa Workforce Development has announced  Iowa’s unemployment rate for the month of September was 4.7 percent. Unemployment has gone down for 5 straight months after the April high. The national rate for September was 7.9 percent. We have the 5th lowest rate in the nation, trailing only Nebraska, South Dakota, Vermont and North Dakota, all with Republican Governors, by the way. There are currently 76,600 unemployed Iowans. Iowa has 64,000 job openings. There are 1,499,500 Iowans who are working in non-farm jobs compared to 1,395,500 in April. This is an increase of 104,000 since April. The states with the 5 highest unemployment rates in September are Hawaii, Nevada, California, Rhode Island and Illinois, all over 10 percent, all with Democrat Governors.

State Senator Julian Garrett

State Senator Julian Garrett

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