Continuing Unemployment Claims and Trust Fund Payments Slide Down

October 8, 2020

Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) announced there were 4,730 initial unemployment claims filed by individuals for the week of Sept. 27 through Oct. 3. Approximately $14.8 million was paid out of the state unemployment trust fund, which is about $2.2 million less than the week prior. The number of continuing unemployment claims was 51,666, which is a decrease of 6,753 claims from last week. The top sectors that saw the most initial claims filed included manufacturing (959); those not identified by industry including the self-employed, independent contractors, etc. (926); and health care and social assistance (374). Read IWD's news release.