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News Releases and Updates

“Our team of dedicated professionals will work to develop a customized service plan specific to the needs of the individuals affected by the unfortunate event in Cherokee,” stated Iowa Workforce Development Director.

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 4.4 percent in June. The state’s jobless rate stood at 4.8 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent in June from 6.3 percent in May.

The new funding will help create and expand employer driven partnerships that provide opportunities for apprenticeships and industry-recognized credential. Funding will also be used to provide services, such as career coaching and counseling.

“This initiative provides a perfect bridge to our Home Base Iowa initiative. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to further support Iowa’s military-connected job seekers and their families,” said Teresa Wahlert, Director of Iowa Workforce Development. “Hilton HHonors Points will be made available through any of the state’s 19 IowaWORKS Centers, or by calling 855-9HB-IOWA.”

Common Questions

Common Questions

You should file an application for an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim as soon as you become fully or partially unemployed. Your initial claim starts on the Sunday of the week you submit the application, not the last day you worked. UI weeks begin on Sunday and end on Saturday. No UI benefits are paid for the weeks of unemployment prior to the week you submit the application.

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.