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Iowa's Unemployment Rate Remains at 2.7 Percent

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains at 2.7 percent in June. The state’s jobless rate was 3.2 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate increased to 4.0 percent in June.

Iowa Workforce Development Provides Additional Support for Businesses, Workers Affected by Thursday's Tornadoes

DES MOINES – In response to the tornado damage in Pella and Marshalltown, a temporary IowaWORKS Center has opened in Pella and the IowaWORKS Center in Marshalltown will have additional staff available.

Deadline to Apply for Registered Apprenticeship Funding Extended to Friday, Aug. 10

DES MOINES – Organizations now have until 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10 to submit proposals to Iowa Workforce Development to receive funding to grow Registered Apprenticeship opportunities in Iowa. 

Statewide Future Ready Iowa Summits Announced

DES MOINES, IOWA – Registration is now open to attend Future Ready Iowa Regional Summits throughout the state and collaborate with local stakeholders on workforce solutions.