Get Help and Begin Your Journey to Reemployment
Iowa Workforce Development has tools and resources that can help you bridge the gap between a lost job and a fulfilling new career.
Using ID.me for Identity Verification
Starting Jan. 2nd, claimants have the ability to use ID.me for a faster and more secure verification process when filing a claim. Get prepared now.
How Do I File for Unemployment?
If you're filing for benefits for the first time, be sure to check out our starting guide.
Unemployment Insurance Customer Support
Customer Support is available from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Monday through Friday to get you the help you need on your claim.
To be eligible for benefits, you must have lost your job through no fault of your own and have met other requirements.
Registering for Work
You must register for work on IowaWORKS.gov in order to receive unemployment benefits. Learn how it works.
Unemployment Statistics (August 2023)
Monthly Unemployment Recipients