Iowa Workforce Development

New Iowa unemployment claims total 67,334; 281 in Clay County

The U.S. Department of Labor reported 67,334 initial unemployment claims in Iowa filed between March 29 and April 4. The number of continuing weekly unemployment claims in Iowa is 92,962, according to Iowa Workforce Development (IWD). Unemployment insurance benefits paid to claimants totaled almost $27.6 million. IWD stated the following industries had the most claims:

Health care and social assistance, 9,632Manufacturing, 9,218Retail trade, 8,088Accommodation and food services, 7,123Construction, 2,696

IWD data shows Clay County had 281 initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending April 4, 325 initial claims for the week ending March 28 and 155 initial claims for the week ending March 21. Iowans can file initial and weekly unemployment claims online.