Iowa’s unemployment rate fell to the lowest that it has been since September of 2009 according to Iowa Workforce Development. Unemployed Iowans fell by 3,700, from 98,700 in October to 95,000 in November, marking the second consecutive month that unemployment has dropped by 100,000.
Teresa Wahlert, director of Iowa Workforce Development said, “The large drop in the November unemployment rate, along with an increase in total employment and further expansion in manufacturing, seems to confirm that the recovery has stepped up a notch.”
The monthly jobless rate had been 6 percent for seven months of the first 11 months of 2011. On the other months, it had been at 6.1 percent.