Des Moines – Iowa Workforce Development Officials today released new numbers showing that Iowa’s unemployment rate climbed in March to 4.5% unemployed, up from 4.4% in February. The number of unemployed in Iowa also increased, from 74,200 in February to 76,000 in March. This news is another blow to Governor Branstad, who promised to create 200,000 new jobs in five years, but continues to come up woefully short – 60,800 jobs short.
“Terry Branstad continues to fail Iowans on his promise of creating 200,000 jobs,” said Iowa Democratic Party Communications Director Christina Freundlich. “In pursuit of this goal, he has given hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to out of state businesses and never takes into account the jobs lost and the families struggling throughout Iowa. Each one of those 200,000 jobs not created is another broken promise to the people of Iowa, and it is time for new leadership in the Governor’s Office.”
To see more about Branstad’s failed job creation record, please visit BranstadsBrokenPromises.com.