DES MOINES, IOWA (June 28, 2019) — Iowa Workforce Development announced an increase to maximum weekly benefits paid to unemployed Iowans and to workers injured on the job. The new benefit payment schedules apply to people who file new unemployment insurance claims on or after July 7, 2019, and to workers injured on or after July 1, 2019.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 17, 2019) — Iowa’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate remained at 2.4 percent in April. The state’s jobless rate was 2.6 percent one year ago. The US unemployment rate dropped to 3.6 percent in April.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 13, 2019) — On May 10, 2019, The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared individuals in Scott county eligible for individual assistance. FEMA determined that this county was adversely affected by the event declared a major disaster by the President in his Declaration of March 23, 2019.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 9, 2019) — On May 7, 2019, The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared individuals in Louisa county eligible for individual assistance. FEMA determined that this county was adversely affected by the event declared a major disaster by the President in his Declaration of March 23, 2019.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 19, 2019) — Iowa’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment-rate remained at 2.4 percent in March. The state’s jobless rate was 2.7 percent one year ago. The US unemployment-rate remained at 3.8 percent in March.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 17, 2019) — On April 12, 2019, FEMA declared individuals in Pottawattamie and Shelby counties eligible for individual assistance. The FEMA-finding determined that these counties were adversely affected by the event declared a major disaster by the President in his Declaration of March 23, 2019.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 15, 2019) — Iowans will gather to pay tribute to those Iowans who lost their lives in 2018 while on the job at the annual Workers’ Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, April 29, at 11AM. The ceremony will be held at the State Capitol, West Terrace lawn. In case of inclement-weather, the ceremony will be held in the Wallace Building Auditorium 502 E 9th Street. in Des Moines.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 1, 2019) — As part of Iowa’s effort to strengthen or expand Registered Apprenticeship Programs within the health-care industry, three organizations were selected by Iowa Workforce Development to receive funding. They include: Broadlawns Medical Center; Kirkwood Community College; and the University of Iowa College of Nursing.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 26, 2019) — Iowans in Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, and Woodbury counties have until April 25, 2019 to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA).

Presidential Disaster Declaration in Iowa

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 22, 2019) — Iowa’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate remained at 2.4 percent in February. The state’s jobless rate was 2.7 percent one year ago. The US unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent in February.

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