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Iowa’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.5% in January as more residents joined the workforce

Davenport, IA – According to the statement, the state’s Workforce Development department reported the rate was down from a revised 3.7% rate for December.

Compared to a 2.8% rate a year ago, before the coronavirus pandemic resulted in a severe economic slowdown.

The state added 8,200 workers in January. There were 57,400 unemployed residents.

The national unemployment rate for January was 6.3%.

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