Iowa Workforce Development released last week that Iowa’s unemployment rate has remained stable  for the second consecutive month, at 6.1 percent.

The total number of working Iowans rose to 1,576,500 in January, the highest level reported since April 2009. The January figure was up from 1,572,900 in December, and was 13,400 higher than the year ago total of 1,563,100.