Iowa unemployment rate drops to a pre-pandemic level

Iowa's unemployment rate is now at a pre-pandemic level.
Iowa's unemployment rate is now at a pre-pandemic level.
Published: Jul. 21, 2022 at 12:18 PM CDT
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Iowa’s unemployment rate is now at a pre-pandemic level.

It dropped to 2.6 percent in June. Iowa businesses added 5,100 jobs.

Meanwhile, in the U.S. the number of people applying for unemployment benefits went up to its highest level in more than 8 months.

It was now at 251,000. That’s up 7,000 from the week before, and is the most since November 13, 2021.

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