- Associated Press - Friday, September 18, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa’s unemployment rate for August dropped to 6%, continuing a decline from an April high hit amid an economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak, officials announced Friday.

Iowa Workforce Development reported the August rate was down from 6.8% in July and 11% in April.

There were 96,500 people listed as unemployed in August, a decline from 110,300 in July.

Iowa’s unemployment ranked 12th nationally.

The U.S. unemployment rate for August was 8.4%

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