- Associated Press - Friday, September 15, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa’s unemployment rate rose slightly in August to 3.3 percent.

Iowa Workforce Development reported Friday that the rate was up from 3.2 percent in July and reflected a small drop in the number of Iowa residents with jobs.

The agency says there were roughly 1.6 million working Iowans in August. The number of unemployed residents rose to 55,200.

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Iowa’s unemployment rate remained lower than the 4.4 percent national rate.

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