The Ottumwa Courier

June 21, 2013

Iowa's May unemployment rate drops to 4.6 percent

Ottumwa Courier

---- — DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's seasonally adjusted unemployment dropped slightly in May to 4.6 percent.

Iowa Workforce Development on Friday released Iowa's unemployment figures, which show a drop from 4.7 percent in April. The rate in May 2012 was 5.3 percent.

The state's figures compare to a national unemployment rate of 7.6 percent in May.

There were an estimated 76,800 unemployed people in Iowa in May. Total employment rose in May to 1,576,800.