April Unemployment Numbers Released

Unemployment figures for April have been released and Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.8 percent in April, down from last month’s rate of 2.9 percent and tying the rate from a year ago. The state’s labor force participation rate fell to 66.8 percent, down from 67 percent last month. Meanwhile, the U.S. unemployment rate rose to 3.9 percent in April.

The unemployed Iowans decreased to 47,200 in April from 48,700 in March.

The total number of working Iowans fell to 1,646,900 in April, 1,300 fewer than in March, and 19,300 fewer than one year ago.

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.8 percent in April, down from last month’s rate of 2.9 percent and tying the rate from a year ago. The state’s labor force participation rate fell to 66.8 percent, down from 67 percent last month. Meanwhile, the U.S. unemployment rate rose to 3.9 percent in April.

In Southeast Iowa Washington had the lowest Unemployment rate at 1.6%. Followed by Van Buren County at 1.7%, Henry at 2.1% and Jefferson county at 2.2%. Wapello County had the areas highest figure at 2.6%