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Iowa's May unemployment rate drops to 4.6 percent

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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.

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