DES MOINES, IOWA (September 3, 2020) Iowa Workforce Development announced today that it is accepting applications and processing claims under the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program. LWA benefit payments will be received by claimants in 5-7 business days. The LWA program pays eligible claimants an additional $300 per week and the first payment will include retroactive payments to the week ending August 1, 202

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 27, 2020) The number of initial claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, August 16, and Saturday, August 22, was 6,954. There were 6,201 initial claims by individuals who work and live in Iowa, and 753 claims by individuals who work in Iowa and live in another state. The number of continuing weekly unemployment claims for August 16-22 was 84,248, an increase of 1,806 from the previous week.

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 26, 2020) Governor Kim Reynolds announced $5 million in funding from the Corona Virus Relief Fund to support the Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund. Grant applications open today and will provide funding opportunities for employers, employer consortiums, community organizationsn and non-profits, to provide training, books, tools, and wrap-around support for Iowan

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 21, 2020) The number of initial claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, August 9, and Saturday, August 15, was 6,544. There were 5,828 initial claims by individuals who work and live in Iowa, and 716 claims by individuals who work in Iowa and live in another state. The number of continuing weekly unemployment claims for August 9-15 was 83,610, a decrease of 8,490 from the previous week. 

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 16, 2020)  The number of initial claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, July 5, and Saturday, July 11, was 11,125. There were 10,369 initial claims by individuals who work and live in Iowa, and 756 claims by individuals who work in Iowa and live in another state. The number of continuing weekly unemployment claims for July 5-11 was 137,036.

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 9, 2020) The number of initial claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, June 28, and Saturday, July 4, was 10,698.

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 2, 2020) On Wednesday, July 1, the US Department of Labor awarded Iowa $3,450,000 in grant funds intended to support activities that improve the State's ability to serve, improve, and expand the Registered Apprenticeship Program model.

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 2, 2020) The number of initial claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, June 21, and Saturday, June 27, was 8,300. There were 7,617 initial claims by individuals who work and live in Iowa, and 683 claims by individuals who work in Iowa and live in another state. The number of continuing weekly unemployment claims for June 21-27 was 143,488.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 26, 2020) Iowa Workforce Development announced an increase to the amount of maximum weekly benefits paid to unemployed Iowans and to workers injured on the job.  The new benefit payment schedules apply to individuals who file new unemployment insurance claims for the week beginning July 5, 2020, and to workers injured on or after July 1, 2020.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 25, 20202)  The number of initial claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, June 14, and Saturday, June 20, was 8,542. There were 7,835 initial claims by individuals who work and live in Iowa, and 707 claims by individuals who work in Iowa and live in another state. The number of continuing weekly unemployment claims for June 14-20 was 153,771.

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