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Ingram Predicts Economic Upturn in Summer

Iowa's unemployment rate has reached the highest level in five years, but the number who hold jobs hit a record last month. A state economist predicted an upturn in the economy will begin this summer. "Our last forecast predicted January to April of this year would be the worst months," said BETH INGRAM, director of the Institute for Economic Research at the University of Iowa. "Things right now are not any worse than we had anticipated."

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