Iowa workforce participation dips

Katie Akin, Iowa Capital Dispatch
Posted 8/11/21

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 943,000 jobs were added in the month of July, and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent. The gains exceeded expectations from economists, and President Joe Biden touted them as a success. But employers in Iowa and nationwide are still struggling to fill positions as thousands of people have left the labor force.

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