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Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 2.8 Percent in March
Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 2.8 percent in March. The state’s jobless rate was 3.3 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent in March.
Workers Memorial Day Honors Iowans Who Lost Their Lives in the Workplace
Iowans will gather to pay tribute and reflect upon Iowa workers who lost their lives while working during the annual Workers Memorial Day ceremony on Friday, April 27 at 11 a.m. The ceremony will be held at the State Capitol, West Terrace lawn. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Wallace Building Auditorium 502 E. 9th St. in Des Moines
Laborshed Study Provides Insight on Iowa’s Workforce
The median annual salary increased $4,000 to $64,000 per year and the median hourly wage increased $1 to $17 per hour based on the 2017 Statewide Laborshed Study published by Iowa Workforce Development.