Initial and Continuing Unemployment Claims Lower

October 1, 2020

Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) announced there were 5,018 initial unemployment claims filed by individuals for the week of September 20-26. Approximately $17.1 million was paid out of the state unemployment trust fund, which is about $700,000 less than the week prior. The number of continuing unemployment claims was 58,744, which is a decrease of 4,194 claims from last week. The top sectors that saw the most initial claims filed included manufacturing (1,105); those not identified by industry including the self-employed, independent contractors, etc. (808); and health care and social assistance (464). Read IWD's news release.