DES MOINES, Iowa - Weekly jobless claims are up a bit in Iowa.
Ongoing weekly claims, which closely track with the actual unemployment rate, are up 5 percent.
However, first time claims dropped in the latest week...
Overall, Iowa continues to experience one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country.
By the numbers, first time weekly jobless claims are down by 531, from 5,988 to 5,457., a drop of almost 9 percent..
First time claims rose by 3 percent in the previous week.
Ongoing claims are increases by 2,634, from 46,963 to 49,597, reflecting the 5 percent jump.
Ongoing claims reached a peak in the early stages of the pandemic of more than 191,000 in late May of 2020.