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 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.Meanwhile officials say Nebraska’s unemployment rose a tenth of a point from June to 3.1% in July.The new Nebraska rate is well below July’s national preliminary rate of 3.7%, which is unchanged from June.The department says nonfarm employment was up nearly 6,800 over the year-ago figure and up more than 9,500 over the month.The Nebraska Labor Department says the preliminary July rate was four-tenths of a point higher than the adjusted July 2018 rate of 2.7%.The national unemployment rate in July was 3.7%.
Captain Roby was rested in the win over Catalans last weekend, whilst Makinson missed out due to a back problem and Knowles was suspended after picking up a one match ban the previous week, but all three senior figures return to the squad ahead of Sunday’s clash in Hull.Youngsters Aaron Smith, James Bentley and Joe Batchelor are the three that make way in what must have been a tough decision for Holbrook given the impressive showing against Catalans last week.Matty Costello retains his place after picking up a hat-trick as does Jack Welsby who impressed at full back. Adam Swift is also included again, despite the return of Makinson, whilst Holbrook has the luxury to choose from three halves with Danny Richardson, Theo Fages and Jonny Lomax all named.Luke Thompson, Mark Percival and Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook are still out with injury.St.Helens 19 man squad:1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Kevin Naiqama, 5. Regan Grace, 6. Theo Fages, 7. Danny Richardson, 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 11. Zeb Taia, 12. Joseph Paulo, 15. Morgan Knowles, 16. Kyle Amor, 17. Dom Peyroux, 18. Adam Swift, 19. Matty Lees, 20. Jack Ashworth, 23. Lachlan Coote 24. Matty Costello, 29. Jack Welsby.———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————Hull KR 19 man squad:2. Craig Hall, 3. Ben Crooks, 4. Jimmy Keinhorst, 5. Ryan Shaw, 7. Danny McGuire, 8. Robbie Mulhern, 9. Shaun Lunt, 13. Weller Hauraki, 17. Chris Atkin, 19. Junior Vaivai, 20. Danny Addy, 21. George Lawler, 22. Ryan Lannon, 23. Kane Linnett, 24. Josh Drinkwater, 25. Will Oakes, 31. Adam Rooks, 33. Harry Bardle, 34. Antoni Maria.