Statewide Iowa — Unemployment claims dropped in Iowa again in the last week.
Iowa Workforce Development says continuing unemployment claims were down by 4,970 from the previous week, to 110,960.
The number of first-time unemployment claims were down by 1,370, coming in at 7,441. Manufacturing continued to see the most first-time claims at 1,850. Self-employed and independent contractors reported 1,154 first-time claims.