Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Remains Low

March 29, 2018

The unemployment rate for the state of Iowa continues to remain among the lowest in the nation at 2.9 percent for the month of February. The strong number comes in tandem with the fact that job growth in finance and manufacturing is robust. The nationwide unemployment rate for the month of February was 4.1 percent. The Future Ready Iowa Act, which has passed the Legislature and is sure to be signed by Gov. Reynolds, will be key in helping to maintain Iowa’s low unemployment rate, as the legislation provides greater economic and educational opportunities for Iowans.