DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment dropped slightly in May to 4.6 percent.
Iowa Workforce Development on Friday released Iowa’s unemployment figures, which show a drop from 4.7 percent in April. The rate in May 2012 was 5.3 percent.
The state’s figures compare to a national unemployment rate of 7.6 percent in May.
There were an estimated 76,800 unemployed people in Iowa in May. Total employment rose in May to 1,576,800.