Iowa unemployment rate at 4.3 percen
DES MOINES — Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January edged up to 4.3 percent from 4.2 percent in December. The current rate compares favorably with the January 2013 rate of 5.0 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate for January inched down to 6.6 percent from 6.7 percent in December. This was the lowest national rate since October 2008.