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Unemployment requests too numerous for system

DES MOINES (KWWL) -- Many Iowans are having trouble trying to submit unemployment requests to the state.

The office of Workforce Development tells us so many people are trying to apply for unemployment, the system can't handle all the calls.

If you're trying to submit an unemployment claim, keep trying their phone number: 1-800-JOB-IOWA.  If you get a busy signal, wait a bit and try again.

You can also submit a claim online at www.iowaworkforce.org or go to your local Workforce Development office.

Online Producer:  Dani Blecha

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