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.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (January 26, 2021) The City of Rock Island’s city council approved a contract with the Quad Cities Chamber to provide downtown place management services effective immediately.

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.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (January 13, 2021) As the 117th Congress and General Assemblies in Iowa and Illinois return to work, the Quad Cities Chamber is releasing its 2021 regional advocacy priorities. The Chamber’s priorities are member-driven; its team will provide regular opportunities for businesses to give input on legislative issues through surveys, petitions and more.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 13, 2021)  The head of NIFB, or the National Federation of Independent Business in Iowa, Matt Everson, applauded Governor Kim Reynolds for her leadership and commitment to small business issues in her 2021 Condition of the State.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 12, 2021) — The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) here in Iowa released its 2021 legislative priorities today. NFIB has over 10,000 members in Iowa, nearly 300,000 members nationwide, and a presence in all 50 states.

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 11, 2021) — Small-business job growth continued in December, but the gains remain uneven as certain sectors of the economy are slowing due to state-mandated restrictions and consumer resistance to spend, according to 

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