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%.