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 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 (September 15, 2020) — Iowa Workforce Development announced the launch of the new IowaWORKS mobile application that expands work search services for Iowans. The mobile app is an extension of the employment services system IowaWORKS.gov, which helps job seekers update their résumés, search for jobs, and communicate with IowaWORKS staff members.
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