(Des Moines) Iowa’s economic development director isn’t too optimistic about meeting Governor Terry Branstad’s goal of 200,000 new jobs unless the state gains more workers.
According to the Des Moines Register, Debi Durham noted the state can’t meet the 200,000 goal simply by putting unemployed people to work. Iowa’s unemployment rolls now stand at about 76,500 workers.
When he ran for governor in 2010, Branstad repeatedly promised to create 200,000 jobs by 2016.
According to Iowa State University the Hawkeye state is seeing stronger job growth than in the 1990s and had a healthy 3.7 percent increase in jobs since Branstad took office.
July 26, 2013