Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Drops in December

Iowa’s unemployment rate took a big drop in December.


The rate went down to 3.1% in December, compared to 3.8% in November.  The number of unemployed Iowan’s dropped 10,000 in December, compared to in November.


The current estimate is 137,000 lower than the COVID-19 peak in April and only 1,500 higher than the level of last year at this time.  The state’s unemployment rate was 2.8% one year ago.


The U.S. unemployment rate remained at 6.7% in December.