Unemployment claims fall in last week

Des Moines, Ia- The number of unemployment claims in Iowa fell in the last week.

Iowa Workforce Development reports that continuing unemployment claims were down by 4,970  from the previous week.

First-time claims were down by nearly 1400, to 7,441.  The industry that saw the most claims was manufacturing with 1,850 first time claims.  Self-employed and independent contractors reported 1,154 first-time claims.