Initial Unemployment Claims Tick Up; Trust Fund Payments Slightly Decrease

September 24, 2020

Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) announced there were 6,601 initial unemployment claims filed by individuals for the week of September 13-19. Approximately $17.8 million was paid out of the state unemployment trust fund, which is about $600,000 less than the week prior. The number of continuing unemployment claims was 63,291, which is a decrease of 2,131 claims from last week. The top sectors that saw the most initial claims filed included manufacturing (1,483); construction (1,043); and those not identified by industry including the self-employed, independent contractors, etc. (970). Read IWD's news release.