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Garold Wilson: (515) 281-6981
Patrick Callan: (515) 281-8180

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DES MOINES, IOWA – Total jobless benefits paid to Iowans in August decreased by $1.1 million from July according to Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) analysts.

Benefits totaling $19.2 million were paid to 25,516 claimants compared to $20.3 million paid to 27,984 jobless Iowans in July. Fewer layoffs resulting from vacation shutdowns accounted for much of the downward trend.

August 2004 benefit payments were $4.0 million below the August 2003 total of $23.2 million for 30,835 unemployed workers. The decrease occurred mainly in manufacturing and entertainment unemployment claims.

Iowa Workforce Development, in cooperation with its many partner organizations, operates 71 offices serving all 99 Iowa counties. Sixteen regional workforce centers offer a one-stop experience for accessing many programs, products and services for job seekers, employers, students, economic developers and other community stakeholders.

IWD’s core services include job placement services for individuals; worker recruitment assistance to employers; training services to low-income and disadvantaged Iowans; worker protection and safety programs (inspections, consultation and education services); unemployment insurance programs and services; information regarding choices about careers, industries, labor availability and more; workers’ compensation benefits/entitlement; and technical assistance for employers.

Services, in most instances, are provided at no charge or for a nominal charge to the customer.


                        IOWA JOBLESS BENEFITS AUGUST 2004

                   WEEKS COMPENSATED, TOTAL PAYOUT, BY COUNTY
                          (STATE AND FEDERAL PROGRAMS)

                        *WEEKS*          *RECIPIENTS*          *BENEFITS PAID*
 NAME OF COUNTY_______UI_____TOTAL________UI____TOTAL_________UI__________TOTAL
 OUT OF STATE      2,669     2,707      924       935     692,734       704,645
 ADAIR               200       200       56        56      47,086        47,086
 ADAMS                76        76       28        28      16,591        16,591
 ALLAMAKEE           390       405      107       109      92,642        96,594
 APPANOOSE           366       385      130       135      83,727        88,991
 AUDUBON             127       127       37        37      28,784        28,784
 BENTON              586       605      185       186     151,145       155,400
 BLACK HAWK        3,875     3,949    1,404     1,417     892,730       913,214
 BOONE               458       479      160       161     105,904       112,173
 BREMER              481       503      212       216     119,982       126,566
 BUCHANAN            492       502      177       179     118,861       121,981
 BUENA VISTA         521       549      159       164     115,197       121,871
 BUTLER              338       338      123       123      77,722        77,722
 CALHOUN             152       152       48        48      32,696        32,696
 CARROLL             379       383      114       114      76,032        76,739
 CASS                313       318       99       100      76,076        77,629
 CEDAR               431       431      134       134     110,520       110,520
 CERRO GORDO       1,295     1,327      410       417     282,423       292,290
 CHEROKEE            272       278       83        85      65,483        67,445
 CHICKASAW           348       371      126       130      81,002        87,625
 CLARKE              249       262       78        82      58,253        61,461
 CLAY                386       396      123       126      89,102        92,287
 CLAYTON             866       887      263       267     208,811       213,871
 CLINTON           1,666     1,694      524       529     359,738       368,699
 CRAWFORD            279       279       77        77      58,843        58,843
 DALLAS              714       729      223       226     177,799       182,337
 DAVIS               239       243       97        98      59,657        60,697
 DECATUR             217       217       60        60      43,632        43,632
 DELAWARE            472       485      157       160     117,185       121,135
 DES MOINES        1,401     1,405      471       472     342,918       344,118
 DICKINSON           247       251       86        87      64,256        65,456
 DUBUQUE           2,250     2,329      817       833     519,739       542,624
 EMMET               225       225       69        69      51,820        51,820
 FAYETTE             805       816      284       286     189,258       191,541
 FLOYD               389       400      129       131      78,871        82,160
 FRANKLIN            240       260       71        75      57,906        64,672
 FREMONT             106       106       37        37      25,348        25,348
 GREENE              254       258       76        76      55,622        56,602
 GRUNDY              195       195       66        66      51,278        51,278
 GUTHRIE             163       170       51        53      35,061        36,989
 HAMILTON            410       413      117       119      97,424        98,395
 HANCOCK             146       162       44        48      35,537        40,413
 HARDIN              666       677      193       194     143,774       144,901
 HARRISON            241       241       66        66      55,082        55,082
 HENRY               664       666      206       206     160,022       160,180
 HOWARD              129       142       41        42      28,099        31,909
 HUMBOLDT            154       173       43        45      30,798        32,585
 IDA                  97       107       28        29      22,037        24,645
 IOWA                369       377      113       114      92,089        94,511
 JACKSON             705       719      235       236     156,828       161,156
 JASPER            1,401     1,420      395       396     376,252       380,520
 JEFFERSON           699       703      265       265     177,975       178,223
 JOHNSON           2,678     2,762      831       847     619,590       644,503
 JONES               474       486      149       150     115,758       118,598
 KEOKUK              322       322      117       117      76,610        76,610
 KOSSUTH             298       306       86        87      74,407        76,469
 LEE               1,745     1,760      563       568     438,290       442,049
 LINN              6,137     6,246    1,988     2,005   1,519,949     1,549,338
 LOUISA              260       260       80        80      67,032        67,032
 LUCAS               340       344      119       120      76,361        77,434
 LYON                 82        82       23        23      17,598        17,598
 MADISON             279       279       88        88      73,007        73,007
 MAHASKA             596       619      195       197     125,363       132,205
 MARION              565       603      180       185     138,911       149,141
 MARSHALL            995     1,009      313       315     240,780       243,819
 MILLS               229       235       66        66      49,291        50,887
 MITCHELL            106       107       33        34      25,380        25,680
 MONONA              267       277       80        82      61,023        63,809
 MONROE              326       344      104       106      72,388        77,621
 MONTGOMERY          272       276      119       119      58,762        59,678
 MUSCATINE           843       881      274       285     203,593       214,608
 O BRIEN             226       234       66        68      52,720        55,120
 OSCEOLA              87        91       25        26      16,185        17,429
 PAGE                276       295       92        93      63,264        66,914
 PALO ALTO           152       152       52        52      35,450        35,450
 PLYMOUTH            475       486      130       131     117,828       120,483
 POCAHONTAS          162       170       50        52      37,888        39,524
 POLK              9,566     9,751    2,935     2,968   2,431,852     2,479,935
 POTTAWATTAMIE     1,533     1,553      444       450     347,608       353,917
 POWESHIEK           415       419      122       123      98,948        99,797
 RINGGOLD            122       122       40        40      28,769        28,769
 SAC                 189       193       57        58      40,270        41,470
 SCOTT             3,987     4,031    1,201     1,211     931,025       946,316
 SHELBY              225       225       61        61      43,948        43,948
 SIOUX               402       406      116       116      79,833        80,758
 STORY               997     1,048      312       318     238,534       251,735
 TAMA                360       364      142       143      86,107        87,235
 TAYLOR               84        90       29        30      17,079        18,987
 UNION               387       396      111       112      90,598        93,044
 VAN BUREN           198       202       81        82      48,499        49,507
 WAPELLO           1,614     1,656      620       627     370,674       383,003
 WARREN              718       728      234       235     179,136       181,392
 WASHINGTON          676       676      218       218     183,562       183,562
 WAYNE               119       134       37        39      28,542        31,594
 WEBSTER             927       941      287       290     202,681       206,584
 WINNEBAGO           111       111       36        36      25,520        25,520
 WINNESHIEK          356       360      115       116      77,995        79,239
 WOODBURY          3,010     3,076      941       952     700,854       718,533
 WORTH               167       171       55        56      40,317        41,605
 WRIGHT              371       371      111       111      86,323        86,323
 INTERSTATE        2,827     2,856      879       884     743,176       750,098

 GRAND TOTAL      78,366    79,998   25,228    25,516  18,787,630    19,232,530

  UI BENEFITS ARE PAID UNDER THE IOWA UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM.  FEDERAL
  BENEFITS ARE PAID UNDER THE PROGRAM OF UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION FOR FEDERAL
  EMPLOYEES AND SERVICE PERSONNEL.  THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE UI VALUE AND THE
  TOTAL VALUE IS THE FEDERAL VALUE.  OUT OF STATE BENEFITS ARE THOSE PAYMENTS
  MADE TO NON-RESIDENTS WHO WORKED IN IOWA AND FILE CLAIMS IN IOWA.  INTERSTATE
  BENEFITS ARE THOSE PAYMENTS MADE TO NON-RESIDENTS WHO WORKED IN IOWA AND FILE
  CLAIMS IN OTHER STATES.

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