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Iowa's unemployment rate soars to 10.2%

In this Friday, May 1, 2020, photo, medical workers test a local resident at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in Waterloo, Iowa. Photo: AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall. In this Friday, May 1, 2020, photo, medical workers test a local resident at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in Waterloo, Iowa.

The Associated Press
Created: May 22, 2020 09:51 AM

Iowa’s unemployment rate soared to 10.2% in April, reflecting the economic costs of efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Iowa Workforce Development reported Friday that Iowa's unemployment rate rose to 3.3% in March and then roughly tripled in April. Iowa’s April 2019 rate was 2.7%.

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Report: Minnesota's unemployment rate jumps 5.2% from March to April

The national unemployment rate for April was 14.7%.


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