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Iowa's unemployment rate for February drops slightly to 4.1 percent


DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa's unemployment rate in February dropped slightly to 4.1 percent.

Iowa Workforce Development reported Friday that the rate was down from 4.2 percent in January. Iowa's unemployment rate has been relatively stable, with the February number down a bit from the 4.4 percent rate a year ago.

The national jobless rate in February was 5.5 percent.

There were 70,100 unemployed Iowa residents in February. That's a decline from 71,800 in January.

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