Albrecht said the new number accurately reflected job creation in Iowa.
The new federal data also show that the unemployment rate in Iowa dropped slightly in September and October. The unemployment rate for the state was 4.6 percent in October, down from 4.9 percent in August. The national unemployment rate stood at 7.3 percent in October.
But the number of overall jobs in the state dropped in October, with 1,524,100 nonfarm jobs in Iowa, about 8,300 fewer than in August. Officials said the dip may be partially attributable to the federal government shutdown.