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Iowa's unemployment rate climbed slightly in July to 2.5% but remains among the lowest in the nation.

Iowa Workforce Development announced Friday that the unemployment rate rose from 2.4% in June. The rate had been stuck at that level since July 2018.

Although the unemployment rate increased, the number of residents with jobs also rose by about 4,000 compared to June. The number of unemployed residents increased by about 1,400.

Iowa's unemployment rate was third-lowest in the nation, behind Vermont and North Dakota and tied with New Hampshire.

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As the Missouri River continued to swell Wednesday, residents of Dakota Dunes braced for more flooding that authorities said would rival the high water that briefly forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents in March.

A notice from the planned community posted Tuesday night suggested more evacuations are not out of the question this week.