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Workforce participation in Iowa reaches pre-pandemic levels

Posted on AllSides August 17th, 2023
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(The Center Square) – Iowa’s labor force participation rate is 68.8 percent for July, up from 68.2 percent at the same time last year and the same as March 2020, according to the latest job numbers released by Iowa Workforce Development. The number of new jobs is up by 14,400 from last July, and the workforce increased by 2,700 workers month over month, according to the data. But the state lost 5,300 jobs from June to July, marking a third consecutive month of payroll declines. The most losses are in...

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