Iowa’s March unemployment rate up to 3.7%

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa’s unemployment rate climbed to 3.7% in March as the state began to see the impact of an economic downturn amid efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, a state agency reported Friday.Iowa Workforce Development reported the jobless rate increased from 2.8% in February.Despite the jump in the unemployment rate, officials said the March rate only reflects the beginning of the economic slowdown. A more accurate picture of unemployment is expected next month when April figures are released.The U.S. unemployment rate for March was 4.4%last_img

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