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IA Unemployment Ticks Up
DES MOINES, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- New figures show Iowa's unemployment rate rose slightly in January to 4.3%, up from 4.2% the month before.
"Despite a slight increase in the January unemployment rate, Iowa's unemployment conditions have improved substantially from one year ago," said Teresa Wahlert, director of Iowa Workforce Development.
Nearly 72,000 Iowans were out of work in January. More than 1.6 million Iowans now make up the state's non-farm workforce.