DES MOINES - Iowa Workforce Development announced today that some claimants who have elected to receive unemployment insurance benefits on a debit card, may not have received a new U.S. Bank ReliaCard®.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 28, 2021) — The number of initial unemployment claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, January 17, and Saturday, January 23, was 5,510, a decrease of 870 from last week’s adjusted numbers.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 26, 2021) — Iowa’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 3.1 percent in December, a large drop from the November revised rate of 3.8 percent. The state’s jobless rate was 2.8 percent one year ago. The US unemployment rate remained at 6.7 percent in December.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 21, 2021) — The number of initial unemployment claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, January 10, and Saturday, January 16, was 6,785, a decrease of 581 from last week’s adjusted numbers.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 21, 2021) — Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) has announced that it will reissue new 1099-G tax forms to all claimants on January 25, 2021. After recently mailing the 1099-G forms, IWD discovered the forms may not have included all of the benefits received by claimants in 2020. The form is used to report unemployment compensation, and state and federal taxes withheld.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 14, 2021) — The number of initial unemployment claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, January 3, and Saturday, January 9, was 7,638, a decrease of 217 from last week’s adjusted numbers.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 11, 2021) On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) of 2021, reauthorizing and extending the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program, the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program, and the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program. The CAA also created the Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation (MEUC) program

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 7, 2021) The number of initial unemployment claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, December 27, and Saturday, January 2, was 8,236, an increase of 1,095 from last week’s adjusted numbers.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 1, 2021) — The number of initial unemployment claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, December 20, and Saturday, December 26, was 7,644, an increase of 373 from last week’s adjusted numbers.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 23, 2020) The number of initial unemployment claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, December 13, and Saturday, December 19, was 7,645, an increase of 1,119 from last week’s adjusted numbers.

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