Job Report Numbers Down

Kelly Services Mason City, Iowa

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KIMT News 3 – Some are calling it “disappointing”

The jobs report is out for March and only 88,000 jobs were created.

And while the unemployment rate did fall to 7.6 % – some say it was for the wrong reasons, and only because so many people have just stopped looking for work.

Some of the industries that saw growth were in health care and in leisure and hospitality.

We spoke with a local hiring agency, who tells us not worry about the numbers just yet.

Lana Lafrenz from Kelly Services in Mason City says even though numbers are down when it comes to jobs being added to the economy, it doesn’t mean the same thing is happening around North Iowa.

She adds, now is not the time to be discouraged.

“No more than ever definitely start knocking on some doors, start talking to employers.  Definitely respond to making and advertising,” said Lafrenz.

Lafrenz says that in the North Iowa area unemployment hasn’t seemed to have changed.

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