Thousands more Iowans are applying for unemployment benefits, but the numbers are starting to lessen.

Iowa Workforce Development reports nearly 24,700 unemployment claims were filed last week.

Since mid-March, Iowa’s seen multiple records for jobless filings, with the peak at over 64,000 in one week.

For last week alone, unemployment insurance benefit payments topped $50-million.

Overall, more than 181,000 people are now getting jobless benefits statewide.

Industries with the most claims include manufacturing, health care, accommodation and food service, and retail trade.