DES MOINES, IOWA (March 15, 2021) — Iowa’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 3.5 percent from the revised December rate of 3.7 percent. The state’s jobless rate was 2.8 percent one year ago. The US unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent in January.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 11, 2021) — Governor Kim Reynolds announced 13 awardees of the Future Ready Iowa Employ

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 11, 2021) — The number of initial unemployment claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, February 28, and Saturday, March 6, was 5,531, an increase of 1,315 from last week’s adjusted numbers.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 5, 2021) — The number of initial unemployment claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, February 21, and Saturday, February 27, was 4,452, a decrease of 740 from last week’s adjusted numbers. There were 3,949 initial claims by individuals who work and live in Iowa, and 503 claims by individuals who work in Iowa and live in another state. The number of continuing weekly unemployment claims was 49,140, an increase of 382 from the previous week.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 3, 2021) — Iowa Workforce Development announced today that it has added a remote/work from home jobs display to its website in order to assist job seekers specifically looking for these opportunities.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 25, 2021) — The number of initial unemployment claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, February 14, and Saturday, February 20, was 5,457, a decrease of 531 from last week’s adjusted numbers.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 23, 2021) — Governor Kim Reynolds announced applications are now open for the Future Ready Iowa Summer Youth Internship Pilot Program Grant, a funding opportunity to provide high-school youth with internship opportunities that allow them to explore and prepare for high-demand careers, to gain work experience, and to develop personal attributes necessary to succeed in the workplace.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 18, 2021) — The number of initial unemployment claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, February 7, and Saturday, February 13, was 6,320, an increase of 200 from last week’s adjusted numbers.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 11, 2021) — The number of initial unemployment claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, January 31, and Saturday, February 6, was 6,173, an increase of 395 from last week’s adjusted numbers.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 4, 2021) — The number of initial unemployment claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, January 24, and Saturday, January 30, was 5,938, an increase of 687 from last week’s adjusted numbers.

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