#Unemployment Rate

Slight Uptick In Nebraska's Unemployment Rate

The Nebraska Department of Labor announced Friday that the state's preliminary unemployment rate for August 2022 is 2.1 percent, seasonally adjusted. The rate is up 0.1 percentage points from the July 2022 rate and is down 0.4 percentage points from the August 2021 rate of 2.5 percent. Nebraska’s August rate...
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Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Up 0.1% In August To 2.6%

Iowa’s unemployment rate for August 2022 increased a tenth of a percent from the previous month to 2.6 percent. According to Iowa Workforce Development (IWD), the number of unemployed Iowans climbed from 43,300 in July to 44,700 in August, an increase of 1,400. The state’s labor participation rate dropped slightly from 67.8 percent to 67.7 percent last month. However, Iowa firms added an estimated 3,800 jobs to their payrolls, led by significant gains in retail trade and leisure and hospitality. IWD Director Beth Townsend says, “We are pleased that August’s survey showed the continued positive trend of employers adding nearly 4,000 workers to Iowa’s workforce. Iowa companies are still hiring, and the demand for workers still exists. We’re committed to bridging that gap through IWD’s new Business Engagement team—dedicated to helping Iowa employers access the workforce-building tools necessary to aid in their recruitment and hiring efforts.” County-by-county figures are expected to be released early next week. Carroll Broadcasting will bring you more on local unemployment rates as that data becomes available.

Despite Strong Hiring, Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Increased Slightly in August

Iowa’s unemployment rate increased slightly in August by a tenth of a percent, despite strong hiring that brought the state to within 5,500 jobs of its March 2020 pre-pandemic employment level. The increase to 2.6% from 2.5% unemployment in July was accompanied by 1,300 Iowans leaving the workforce. The...

Eurozone Inflation Makes Another All-Time High

US Dollar Index - Technical View. The US Dollar Index is increasing in value after a slow start. Currently, the price is 0.29% higher than the market open, taking the index to 109.8. The index is at the highest price in the last 48 hours. The US Dollar is likely...