DES MOINES – The number of initial claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, May 3, and Saturday, May 9, was 16,735. There were 15,411 initial claims by individuals who work and live in Iowa, and 1,324 claims by individuals who work in Iowa and live in another state.
The number of continuing weekly unemployment claims was 191,257.
Unemployment insurance benefit payments totaled $52,903,527.20 for the same week.
The following industries had the most claims:
- Manufacturing (4,065)
- Industry Not Available – Self-employed, Independent Contractors, etc. (2,103)
- Health Care & Social Assistance (1,865)
- Accommodation & Food Services (1,269)
- Retail Trade (1,133)
This week, a total of $108,219,000 in Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) benefits was paid. Since April 4, 2020, a total of $547,345,200 in benefits has been paid.
A total of $7,010,336.34 was paid to 13,075 Iowans receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits in the week ending May 2, 2020.