Initial Unemployment Claims Remain Steady

June 18, 2020

Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) announced there were 9,516 initial unemployment claims filed by individuals for the week of June 7-13. That number is slightly lower than last week. There was approximately $38 million paid out of the unemployment trust fund, which is about $2 million less than the week prior. The number of continuing weekly unemployment claims also shrank to 154,752, which is about 8,000 fewer claims than last week. The top sectors that saw the most initial claims filed included manufacturing (2,160); those not identified by industry including the self-employed, independent contractors, etc. (1,408); and health care and social assistance (840). Read IWD's news release