- Associated Press - Friday, December 18, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in November, continuing a long-term decline.

Iowa Workforce Development announced Friday the state’s unemployment rate fell to 3.4 percent in November from 3.5 percent in October. That compares to 4.3 percent a year ago.

There were 1,647,500 people working in the state in November, up 3,100 from the number in October.

The number of unemployed residents in November fell to 58,700 from 60,400 in October.

Iowa’s rate compares to a national unemployment rate of 5 percent

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