Over 25,000 Additional Unemployment Claims Have Been Made In Iowa
An increase in unemployment rates, as a result of the coronavirus, was to be expected nationwide. As we continue to see those numbers rise as this virus holds its grip, the U.S. must remember we are all in this together not just as a community, but as humans.
We have seen 28,827 unemployment claims filed in Iowa during the week of April 19 through April 25, according to a report from the Iowa Workforce Development. That means that the total number of ongoing weekly unemployment claims in Iowa is now at 170,990.
The unemployment insurance benefits payments have totaled $51,408,623.02 for the week. Since April 4th, the FPUC has paid out a total of $327,747,600 in benefits in Iowa.
Iowa Workforce Development reports the following industries had the most claims:
- Manufacturing (7,402)
- Health Care & Social Assistance (4,190)
- Industry Not Available - Self-employed, Independent Contractors, etc. (4,182)
- Retail Trade (2,472)
- Accommodation & Food Services (2,130)