Initial, Continuing Unemployment Claims and Trust Fund Payments Continue Decline

September 10, 2020

Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) announced there were 5,689 initial unemployment claims filed by individuals for the week of August 30 through September 5. Approximately $20.2 million was paid out of the state unemployment trust fund, which is about $1.4 million less than the week prior. The number of continuing unemployment claims was 71,644, which is a decrease of 4,233 claims from last week. The top sectors that saw the most initial claims filed included manufacturing (1,311); those not identified by industry including the self-employed, independent contractors, etc. (682); and food accommodation and food services (565). Read IWD's news release.