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Iowa’s Unemployment Office

Iowa’s Workforce Development office is located in downtown Des Moines, but you can interact with the unemployment office through career centers located throughout the state. The best way to file for unemployment or claim weekly benefits is online. Iowa discontinued its automated phone service on October 1, 2016. You can call for help to file for unemployment or ask a question, but you can no longer file a claim by telephone. 

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Iowa Unemployment Office Contact Information

Phone: 800- 562-4692 (800-JOB-IOWA)

Phone: 515-281-5387 (Local Des Moines)

Iowa Workforce Development

​ 1000 E Grand Avenue

​Des Moines, IA 50319

Phone: 866-239-0843


Brenda Boten

Unemployment Insurance Benefits Bureau Chief

Iowa Workforce Development

150 Des Moines Street

Des Moines, IA 50309