Luke Jansma

Weekly Unemployment Claims: Week Of 13th – 19th

Statewide Iowa — The number of initial unemployment claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, September 13th, and Saturday, September 19th was 6,601. There were 5,912 initial claims by individuals who work and live in Iowa, this is opposed to last week’s number of 4,462 so an increase of 1,450 was seen in claims. There were 689 claims by individuals who work in Iowa and live in another state, which is another increase from last week’s  500 claims. The number of continuing weekly unemployment claims for Sept.13-19 was 63,291, a decrease of 2,131 from the previous week. Read more


Iowa DOT Needs To Hire 600 Snowplow Drivers

Statewide Iowa — Despite this week’s warm fall weather, the Iowa Department of Transportation is putting out the word it’s looking for hundreds of snowplow operators to help clear the roads during the winter ahead. Read more


This Is Farm Safety Week

Northwest, Iowa — This week of September 20th through the 26th is not only Farm Safety and Health here in Iowa, but it is also National Farm Safety and Health Week. Read more