Iowa’s March unemployment rate stable at 3.7%

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A roadside banner beckons potential employees outside Channel Control Merchants LLC, an extreme value retailer and exporter of brand sensitive secondary market inventories, in Hattiesburg, Miss. The most optimistic economists are predicting the report could show a cool 1 million jobs were added in March. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s unemployment rate remained at 3.7% in March, the same as the revised level in February.

Iowa Workforce Development reported the stable unemployment rate on Friday as the state saw an increase both in the number of people employed and the number who were out of work.

Iowa’s unemployment rate compared to a 2.9% rate last year, before the full brunt of a coronavirus-caused economic slowdown hit the state. Iowa was tied with Kansas for the seventh-lowest unemployment rate in the country.

The national unemployment rate in March was 6%.

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