Initial Unemployment Claims Remain Relatively Low

July 2, 2020

Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) announced there were 8,300 initial unemployment claims filed by individuals for the week of June 21-27. That number is slightly lower than last week. There was approximately $34 million paid out of the state unemployment trust fund, which is about $4 million less than the week prior and does not include federal benefits paid. The number of continuing weekly unemployment claims was 152,781, which is about the same as last week. The top sectors that saw the most initial claims filed included manufacturing (2,172); those not identified by industry including the self-employed, independent contractors, etc. (1,247); and health care and social assistance (610). Read IWD's news release.