IOWA - The bulk of Iowa's job opportunities are in its biggest urban areas.
The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that six counties - Polk, Linn, Johnson, Scott, Black Hawk and Dubuque - have more job openings than Iowa’s 93 other counties combined.
Those counties make up 40 percent of Iowa’s population.
The Gazette's analysis of data from Iowa Workforce Development shows a large number of jobs in the Health care and social assistance, but fewer jobs in the hard hit industries of manufacturing and construction.
Iowa ended the federal government's $300 additional payment for unemployment claims over the weekend, with governor Reynolds saying they discouraged people from returning to work.
There are more than 68,000 job openings in Iowa.