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Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Remains at 2.4 Percent in May

DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 2.4 percent in May. The state’s jobless rate was 2.6 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate held steady at 3.6 percent in May. “I have run out of superlatives to describe our consistently low unemployment rate, but we continue to surpass all […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Conditions Report Week of June 10-16, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa (June 17, 2019) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. “There were 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork last week and farmers took advantage of the […]

Reynolds highlights Iowa’s strong economy and workforce in White House roundtable

DES MOINES – Earlier today, Gov. Reynolds participated in a roundtable at the White House to discuss workforce freedom and mobility where she was able to highlight Iowa’s strong labor market and workforce opportunities. Reynolds specifically highlighted the Future Ready Iowa Initiative, occupational licensing reform, and how these efforts are expanding economic opportunity for Iowans. […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Conditions Report

Week of June 3-9, 2019 DES MOINES, Iowa (June 10, 2019) — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. “Farmers finally got a much needed break from the rain […]

Iowa breaks record for new business filings in a single month, again

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate discusses midterm election policy and security this past week.

DES MOINES – Secretary of State Paul Pate announces Iowans set a record for most new business filings in a single month, for the second month in a row. During May 2019 Pate’s Business Services Division processed 2,512 new business ventures. The previous high, set in April, was 2,326. “This is a very positive economic […]

Secretary Naig Commends Federal Disaster Aid to Help

Mike Naig

Farmers Affected by Flooding DES MOINES, Iowa (June 4, 2019) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig issued the following statement in response to the announcement that the House passed the federal disaster aid bill last night. “I want to thank Gov. Reynolds for her continued leadership and our congressional delegation for including provisions in […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Conditions Report

Week of May 27-June 2, 2019 DES MOINES, Iowa (June 3, 2019) — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. “It has been another challenging week weather-wise for farmers […]

Mental Health Care Away From Home Can Be Difficult For College Students

By Lily Bohlke May 16, 2019 When Mary Rose Bernal sought help for her eating disorder during her first year of college in Iowa, she said she felt like she had to educate her Iowa providers “who should have known better.” Bernal, 21, originally from San Jose, California, and a spring 2019 graduate of Grinnell […]

Iowa’s Newest College Graduates Share Old Problem: Debt

By K. Rambo, IowaWatch Some students graduating from an Iowa college or university this month will have to pay off debts that could be close to $100,000. Other loans facing college students are far lower and a lot of students have avoided debt. But for many, taking out loans remains necessary in order to go […]

Iowa smashes record for most new business filings in a single month

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate discusses midterm election policy and security this past week.

DES MOINES – Secretary of State Paul Pate announces Iowans set a record for most new business filings in a single month during April 2019. Pate’s Business Services Division processed 2,326 filings for new businesses in April. The previous one-month record was 2,204, set in March of 2018. The news comes while Iowa is celebrating […]

       

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