Unemployment in Iowa drops, third lowest in nation DATA MAP

posted by Wendy Wilde -

Bureau of Labor Statistics

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa’s unemployment rate is down, again.   

New numbers are out from Iowa Workforce Development putting Iowa's unemployment rate at 2.7 percent for May, compared to 3.2 percent last year at the same time.

Retail, construction, and landscaping jobs had the biggest gains.

Iowa's 2.7 percent unemployment rate is the third lowest in the nation.  Hawaii ranks number one at 2.0, and North Dakota is second lowest at 2.6.   

CLICK HERE for Iowa data.    

CLICK HERE for U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics state rankings data.

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