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Iowans are filing for unemployment at a rapid rate just ahead of the holidays

KCRG) – Iowans are filing for unemployment at a rapid rate just ahead of the holidays. Iowa Workforce Development reported a total of 6,312 initial unemployment claims were filed in Iowa between November 8 and November 14, as reported by our content sponsors at KCRG-TV9. That’s an increase of more than 1,000 from last week’s claims number. Continuing weekly unemployment claims totaled over 35,200, up from the previous reporting period.

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IowaWORKS centers will temporarily halt in-person services due to Governor Reynolds’ recent Disaster Emergency Proclamation. Job search activities can be done at IowaWORKS.gov.
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