Initial Unemployment, Continuing Claims Down Again

August 13, 2020

Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) announced there were 5,282 initial unemployment claims filed by individuals for the week of August 2-8. There was approximately $27 million paid out of the state unemployment trust fund, which is about $3 million less than the week prior and does not include federal benefits paid. The number of continuing unemployment claims was 92,853, which is about 11,000 claims fewer than last week. The top sectors that saw the most initial claims filed included manufacturing (1,132); those not identified by industry including the self-employed, independent contractors, etc. (539); and health care and social assistance (514). Read IWD’s news release.