Iowa Workforce Development

News Releases and Updates

News Releases and Updates

DES MOINES - Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) has partnered with Pondera Solutions, a Google Enterprise Partner, to help detect and prevent improper unemployment insurance claims and State Unemployment Tax Avoidance (SUTA) schemes by employers. The partnership will further enhance IWD’s abilities to detect fraud early and save millions of dollars for the State of Iowa.

“It’s unfortunate that once again Mr. Walsh is making baseless accusations that cannot be supported with facts,” stated Wahlert. “Now, through this latest attempt, he is wasting the time of Iowa’s court system.”

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly to 4.4 percent in February from 4.3 percent in January, as the state’s labor force climbed to its highest level in five years.

DES MOINES – Iowa Workforce Development recently completed a US Department of Labor routine monitoring visit regarding the Unemployment Appeals process. The monitoring staff was very complimentary of the department’s improvements and process changes.


Common Questions

Common Questions

After you report your first two continued weekly Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims, you will be able to check the status of your UI claim for benefits online at https://uiclaims.iwd.iowa.gov/weeklyclaims or by calling 800-850-5627 and selecting the option to “Check on the Status of Your Claim.”

You will be able to review the following information:

Visit our online registration site, www.myiowaui.org.  Select "Create User" directions will be provided for you to then proceed through the process. The system will determine liability for you when you enter in your business information.  If found you are liable, you will receive your account number immediately.