IWD Releases Initial Unemployment Claims for Last Week

April 16, 2020

Iowa Workforce Development announced 46,356 individuals filed initial unemployment claims for the week of April 5-11. This number is down from the two previous weeks, which saw a record number of individuals file claims. According to the IWD news release, there are 128,819 continuing claims for this week. There was approximately $37.8 million paid to claimants last week, which is important to note because of the new policy IWD unveiled concerning the trigger for the trust fund. The industries with the most claims were health care and social assistance, manufacturing, retail trade, and accommodation and food services.