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.