Weekly Unemployment Claims: Week Of 6th-12th

Statewide Iowa — The number of initial claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, Sept. 6, and Saturday, Sept. 12, was 4,962. There were 4,462 initial claims by individuals who work and live in Iowa, and 500 claims by individuals who work in Iowa and live in another state.  The number of continuing weekly unemployment claims for Sept. 6-12 was 65,653, a decrease of 5,300 from the previous week.

The U.S. Department of Labor adjusted last week’s initial claim number down to 5,252 (a decrease of 437) and continuing claims to 70,953 (a decrease of 691 for a total decrease of 1,128).

Unemployment insurance benefit payments totaled $18,386,679.39 for the week of Sept. 6-12. The following industries had the most claims: Construction (1,174), Manufacturing (890), Industry Not Available – Self-employed, Independent Contractors, etc (531), Health Care & Social Assistance (415), Accommodation & Food Services (332).



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