Initial Unemployment Claims Fall from Last Week

July 30, 2020

Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) announced there were 7,441 initial unemployment claims filed by individuals for the week of July 19-25. That number is down by approximately 1,900 from last week. There was approximately $31.8 million paid out of the state unemployment trust fund, which is about $100,000 more than the week prior and does not include federal benefits paid. The number of continuing unemployment claims was 110,960, which is about 5,000 claims fewer than last week. The top sectors that saw the most initial claims filed included manufacturing (1,805); those not identified by industry including the self-employed, independent contractors, etc. (1,154); and health care and social assistance (693). Read IWD's news release.