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Iowa Unemployment Information

For unemployment benefits in Iowa, you basically need to do the following:

  • Register with the unemployment agency
  • Look for work
  • Document your work search and be able to submit a complete and accurate record to Iowa Workforce when requested
  • Register on IowaWorkforce.org

Documentation Requirements:

Weekly records should include a list of your work search activities, including:
  • Date of application
  • Company name and address
  • Person contacted
  • Telephone number, fax number, and/or e-mail address of the employer
  • Type of work applied for
  • Explanation of results
If you certify by web or phone, you must maintain records at home.

Disclaimer: This is our best attempt at summarizing the rules in Iowa. For the official details, see Iowa Workforce