DES MOINES, IOWA (April 16, 2021) — Iowa’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate remained at 3.7 percent from the revised February rate of 3.7 percent. The state’s jobless rate was 2.9 percent one year ago. The US unemployment rate fell to 6.0 percent in March.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 15, 2021) — The number of initial unemployment claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, April 4, and Saturday, April 10, was 5,279, a decrease of 846 from last week’s adjusted numbers.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 8, 2021) — The number of initial unemployment claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, March 28, and Saturday, April 3, was 6,770, an increase of 2,168 from last week’s adjusted numbers.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 7, 2021) — Governor Kim Reynolds has announced 26 awardees of the Futur

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 1, 2021) — The number of initial unemployment claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, March 21, and Saturday, March 27, was 4,846, a decrease of 283 from last week’s adjusted numbers.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 29, 2021) — Iowa’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate remained at 3.6 percent from the revised January rate of 3.6 percent. The state’s jobless rate was 2.9 percent one year ago. The US unemployment rate fell slightly to 6.2 percent in February.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 25, 2021) — The number of initial unemployment claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, March 14, and Saturday, March 20, was 5,498, a decrease of 252 from last week’s adjusted numbers.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 18, 2021) — The number of initial unemployment claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, March 7, and Saturday, March 13, was 5,973, an increase of 791 from last week’s adjusted numbers.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 18, 2021) Iowa Workforce Development announced applications are now open for the Quality Pre-Apprenticeship Program Expansion grant, a funding opportunity that will support the expansion of Quality Pre-Apprenticeship programs.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 16, 2021) — Iowa Workforce Development has launched a new podcast called “Mission: Employable”. The podcast will include exciting interviews with thought leaders in business and industry, workforce stakeholders and economic developers among others. The interviews will include discussions about key workforce programs, initiatives, innovations and resources available to Iowans as well as discussions about the impact of the pandemic on workforce and step

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