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Iowa’s unemployment rate falls to 4.7%

More Iowans returned to work in September as the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.7%. The August rate was 6%. Nationally, unemployment fell to 7.9%...

New unemployment claims rise slightly in Iowa

The number of initial jobless claims in Iowa rose slightly Oct. 4-10 but were within the range seen in the past month. Iowa Workforce Development...

Judge orders FEC to act on complaint against nonprofit group associated with Ernst

A district court judge ruled the Federal Election Commission must act on a complaint filed by an election watchdog against a political nonprofit group...

Army Corps approves new designation for Iowa’s Mississippi River ports

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has designated Iowa’s Mississippi River barge terminals as part of a new Port Statistical Area. The designation, sought by...

DNR’s Hildreth named conservation and recreation administrator

Iowa Department of Natural Resources wildlife bureau veteran Pete Hildreth on Monday was named Conservation and Recreation Division administrator. The division includes the Wildlife, Fisheries,...

New claims for unemployment remain flat in Iowa

The number of newly filed claims for Iowa unemployment benefits remained relatively flat last week. A total of 4,730 new claims were filed during the...

Pate: Tools to assist felons with restored voting rights ‘not the finished product’

Iowa Secretary of State Pate Pate on Friday unveiled a new voter registration form and website aimed at assisting Iowans with past felony convictions...

Des Moines airport traffic still running 40% of ’19 levels

The Des Moines airport's passenger traffic is steady at 40% of 2019's record levels as business traffic continues to lag, airport spokeswoman Kayla Kovarna...

DART unveils first electric bus

The DART transit organization in Des Moines plans to test seven electric buses on Route 60 running west of downtown later this year, and...

New claims for unemployment benefits drop in Iowa after a recent spike

Iowa workers filed 5,018 initial unemployment claims in the week ending Sept. 26, a decrease from the previous week’s total. The reduction is good news...
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