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Continuing weekly unemployment claims continue to decrease in Iowa

The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Gulf Coast region (Bay, Franklin, and Gulf counties) was 5.1% in August 2020.
The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Gulf Coast region (Bay, Franklin, and Gulf counties) was 5.1% in August 2020.(AP)
Published: Oct. 15, 2020 at 8:52 AM CDT
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DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG) - Iowa Workforce Development reported a total of 46,577 continuing weekly unemployment claims last week. That’s a decrease of 4,983 from the previous reporting period.

IWD also reported a total of 4,644 initial unemployment claims were filed between October 4 and October 10.

There was a total of $12,938,979.30 in unemployment insurance benefits paid last week.

The industries with the most claims were manufacturing (860), self-employed/independent contractor, etc. (851), healthcare and social assistance (413), construction (351), and accommodations and food services (292).

For more on this week’s data, click here.

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