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Unemployment in Siouxland states well below national average


When it comes to jobs, the numbers are good for Siouxland states.

Iowa's October unemployment rate dipped slightly to 5.1% last month.

It was 5.2% the month before in September.

Last year at this time, 5.8% of Iowans were unemployed

The national mark is 7.9% which puts Iowa almost three percent lower.

Nebraska's jobless rate remains less than half the national rate.

The October figure was 3.8% which is down slightly from September's 3.9% and more than a half a percentage point lower than October of last year.

4.4% of Nebraskans were unemployed last year.

The Nebraska Labor commissioner says mild fall weather has boosted construction jobs.

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