DES MOINES, IOWA (October 23, 2020) Due to Iowa's economic recovery, the US Department of Labor has notified Iowa that it has "triggered off" of the unemployment Extended Benefits (EB) program, making Iowans no longer eligible for the program. This means Iowa's insured unemployment rate has averaged below 5% for the last 13 weeks. 

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 22, 2020)  The number of initial claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, October 11, and Saturday, October 17, was 4,662. There were 4,019 initial claims by individuals who work and live in Iowa, and 643 claims by individuals who work in Iowa and live in another state. The number of continuing weekly unemployment claims was 41,967, a decrease of 4,442 from the previous week.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 21, 2020) Iowa Workforce Development has amended the Coronavirus Relief Fund Earn and Learn Grant that was released on October 19, 2020, to expand applicant eligibility. In addition to current eligible applicants, high schools, and previous Coronavirus Relief Fund Employer Innovation Grant and Registered Apprenticeship Incentive Grant recipients may apply to receive add

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 20, 2020)  Iowa’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent in September. This is a decline from August's rate of 6.0 percent. The US unemployment rate dropped to 7.9 percent in September.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 16, 2020) Iowa Workforce Development has announced that Director Beth Townsend has been appointed by Robert Wilkie, US Secretary of Veterans Affairs, to serve as a member of the Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans (ACMV). Dir Townsend’s appointment is effective immediately and will continue through June 2022.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 16, 2020) The number of initial claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, October 4, and Saturday, October 10, was 4,644.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 8, 2020) The number of initial claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, September 27, and Saturday, October 3, was 4,730. There were 4,139 initial claims by individuals who work and live in Iowa, and 591 claims by individuals who work in Iowa and live in another state.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 1, 2020)  The number of initial claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, September 20, and Saturday, September 26, was 5,018.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 29, 2020) Governor Kim Reynolds has announced two new Registered Apprenticeship grant opportunities totaling 

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 24, 2020) The number of initial claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, September 13, and Saturday, September 19, was 6,601.

Pages