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.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 17, 2020) The number of initial claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, September 6, and Saturday, September 12, was 4,962.

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.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 10, 2020)  The number of initial claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, August 30, and Saturday, September 5, was 5,689.

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