Unemployment

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Why This Indicator Matters

The unemployment rate has risen steadily since 2000 and has increased 21 percent since that time.  However, after reaching a high of 6.1 percent in 2010, it almost has been cut in half since then.
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Definitions: Percentage of individuals age 16 and over who are in the labor force but unemployed during the year

Data Source: Iowa Workforce Development