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Iowa’s April unemployment rate rises slightly to 3.8%

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s unemployment rose in April to 3.8% as the number of residents with jobs fell slightly, the Iowa Workforce Development agency reported Friday.

The rate for April increased from a March unemployment rate of 3.7%.

Iowa’s rate was the nation’s 10th lowest and compared to a national rate for April of 6.1%.

Data released by the state showed that the number of unemployed Iowans increased by 800 to 61,600 people. The total number employed was nearly 1.6 million.

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