Des Moines County Unemployment Office

Find Des Moines County Iowa unemployment offices, including state, federal, and department of labor offices. Unemployment offices provide information on unemployment eligibility and status, compensation, and filing weekly unemployment claims or benefits.


Burlington Unemployment Office 1000 North Roosevelt Avenue Burlington IA 52601 319-753-1671


About Des Moines County Unemployment Offices

Des Moines County Unemployment Offices are branch locations of the Iowa State agency responsible for administering the state's unemployment insurance and unemployment compensation programs in Des Moines County, IA. Des Moines County unemployment benefits are temporary monetary payments made to individuals who have lost their jobs, usually due to layoffs.

You may contact the Unemployment Office for questions about:
  • Applying/Filing for Des Moines County unemployment benefits
  • Making an unemployment insurance claim
  • Collecting and receiving benefits
  • Iowa unemployment eligibility
  • Amount and duration for claiming benefits
Des Moines County Unemployment

Des Moines County Unemployment Offices may be referred to as the Des Moines County Office of Unemployment Compensation, the Des Moines County Office of Unemployment Insurance, or a similar name. Unemployment Offices are organized by the Iowa Department of Labor. In many cases, the Office may be consolidated in the same agency responsible for workforce development. These agencies are usually located in several field offices or regional offices throughout IA.

Unemployment Eligibility

In order to receive Des Moines County Unemployment benefits, a worker must meet eligibility requirements, have a recent earnings history and must be actively seeking to find employment. The self-employed and individuals who are unable to work, or those who were fired or dismissed from their job, quit their job, or have turned down opportunities to work, are generally ineligible for unemployment benefits in Iowa.

Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Des Moines County Unemployment benefits are calculated to replace a percentage of the recipient's previous earnings, up to a maximum weekly amount. The maximum benefit may be determined, in part, on whether the recipient has dependents. The duration individuals may collect benefits for in Des Moines County is usually up to 26 weeks, though in some circumstances, such as a prolonged or severe economic downturn, the benefits may be extended.

Filing for Unemployment in Des Moines County

Des Moines County Unemployment Offices receive applications from individuals filing claims for collecting unemployment benefits. In addition to reviewing an individual's application materials, an interview with the applicant may also be conducted. Des Moines County Unemployment benefits specialists will determine eligibility for benefits based on the individual's earnings history, the cause or circumstances around the individual's unemployment, and other factors.

Unemployment Appeal

Des Moines County Unemployment Offices verify information with employers and conduct hearings processes in cases where applicants have filed appeals after having been denied benefits. Unemployment Offices also calculate Iowa Unemployment benefits amounts and monitor compliance with any applicable job search or job training requirements.