Unemployment claims increase in Iowa over the last week
DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG) - Iowa Workforce Development reported a total of 6,312 initial unemployment claims were filed in Iowa between November 8 and November 14.
That’s an increase of 1,095 from last week’s adjusted initial claims number.
Continuing weekly unemployment claims totaled 35,242, a slight increase from the previous reporting period.
IWD reported that nearly 44.1 percent of claimants indicated their unemployment claims were not COVID-19 related. IWD says November through February are normally the months with the most unemployment claims due to seasonal layoffs in construction, agriculture, landscaping and manufacturing.
IowaWORKS centers will temporarily halt in-person services due to Governor Reynolds’ recent Disaster Emergency Proclamation. Job search activities can be done at IowaWORKS.gov.
For more information on this week’s unemployment data, click here.
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