Iowa's unemployment rate drops slightly to 4.5 percent in October



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DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa's unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.5 percent in October, down from 4.6 percent in September.

Iowa Workforce Development announced the rate Friday, noting that Iowa's labor force is at an all-time high of 1.7 million.

The rate in October compared to a 4.4 percent jobless rate in October 2013.

Nationally, the unemployment rate for October was 5.8 percent.

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