DES MOINES, IOWA (October 20, 2020)  Iowa’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent in September. This is a decline from August's rate of 6.0 percent. The US unemployment rate dropped to 7.9 percent in September.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 16, 2020) Iowa Workforce Development has announced that Director Beth Townsend has been appointed by Robert Wilkie, US Secretary of Veterans Affairs, to serve as a member of the Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans (ACMV). Dir Townsend’s appointment is effective immediately and will continue through June 2022.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (October 16, 2020) Ascentra Credit Union has made a $15,000 pledge over the next three years to the United Way Quad Cities’ efforts to help address the inequities that affect blacks and minorities throughout our region.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 16, 2020) The number of initial claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, October 4, and Saturday, October 10, was 4,644.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 8, 2020) The number of initial claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, September 27, and Saturday, October 3, was 4,730. There were 4,139 initial claims by individuals who work and live in Iowa, and 591 claims by individuals who work in Iowa and live in another state.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 8, 2020)  Survivors from the Iowa August 10 derecho have more time to register for Federal assistance. The deadline for survivors has been extended through Monday, November 2.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 7, 2020) The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)’s Research Center released the latest 

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 7, 2020)— The Iowa Business Council (IBC) released its third quarter Economic Outlook Survey for 2020. The survey's overall economic outlook index rose to 58.71, increasing 17.46 points from the second quarter of 2020.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (October 6, 2020)  Jennifer Naeve, native of Clinton, and resident of DeWitt, Iowa, is among 39 credit-union professionals and volunteers named to the Credit Union National Association’s 2020 Credit Union Rock Star list by the editorial team of Credit Union Magazine.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (October 2, 2020) Dale Owen of Ascentra Credit Union has been elected to serve on the Iowa Credit Union League (ICUL) Board of Directors for 2020-2021. By serving on the ICUL Board, Owen represents the collective interests and future of Iowa's 86 credit unions and their more than 1.3 million members. ICUL is the trade association for Iowa's not-for-profit credit-union industry.