Initial, Continuing Unemployment Claims and Trust Fund Payments Fall Again

September 17, 2020

Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) announced there were 4,962 initial unemployment claims filed by individuals for the week of September 6-12. Approximately $18.4 million was paid out of the state unemployment trust fund, which is about $1.8 million less than the week prior. The number of continuing unemployment claims was 65,653, which is a decrease of 5,300 claims from last week. The top sectors that saw the most initial claims filed included construction (1,174); manufacturing (890); and those not identified by industry including the self-employed, independent contractors, etc. (531). Read IWD's news release.