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News Releases and Updates

News Releases and Updates

Iowa Labor Commissioner Michael Mauro announced today changes in the child labor permit process. Beginning June 1st, it will now be an easier and less cumbersome to get a child labor permit in Iowa.

Iowa Labor Commissioner Michael Mauro announced today changes in the child labor permit process. Beginning June 1st, it will now be an easier and less cumbersome to get a child labor permit in Iowa.

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 4.0 percent in March from 4.1 percent in February. The state’s jobless rate was 4.4 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate remained at 5.5 percent in March.

Bateman was recognized for his efforts to cut costs during a time a budget constraints all while making sure Iowa residents has access to IWD services.

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.