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Iowa's Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 2.5 Percent
2019-10-18

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 2.5 percent in September. The state’s jobless rate was 2.4 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.5 percent in September.

Gov. Reynolds invites employers to learn about the benefits of hiring formerly incarcerated individuals
2019-10-09

Iowa Workforce Development Communications
For Immediate Release
Date: October 9, 2019
Contact: Molly Elder
Telephone: 515-725-4116
Email:  molly.elder@iwd.iowa.gov

Gov. Reynolds invites employers to learn about the benefits of hiring formerly incarcerated individuals

Iowa's Unemployment Rate Remains at 2.5 Percent
2019-09-20

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 2.5 percent in August. The state’s jobless rate was 2.4 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate remained at 3.7 percent in August.

Unemployment Tax Rate Table Remains the Same for 2020
2019-09-18

Iowa Workforce Development Communications
For Immediate Release
Date: Sept. 18, 2019
Contact: Molly Elder
Email:  molly.elder@iwd.iowa.gov

 

Unemployment Tax Rate Table Remains the Same for 2020

DES MOINES – Today, Iowa Workforce Development officials announced that the unemployment tax rate table will remain unchanged for 2020. Tax rates will be the second lowest allowed by law.