Iowa Jobless Claims Pass 40,000 Last Week

Iowa residents filed more than 40,000 claims for unemployment benefits last week as the coronavirus outbreak forced many workers to lose jobs and stay home.

 

The Department of Labor reported on Thursday that nationwide, claims for jobless benefits surged to a record 3.3 million in the week that ended March 21st.

 

The numbers show that in Iowa, initial claims were up 2,229 from the week before.