Iowa Workforce Needs Assessment

A Survey of Iowa’s Employers

The Workforce Needs Assessment Survey is an annual employer survey conducted by Iowa Workforce Development. Employers are asked to provide information regarding both their current level of employment and their current and expected job vacancies.

The goal of the survey is to collect data regarding the demand for workers and the skills required of workers, both statewide and regionally. This information can be used by economic developers, government officials, employers and educational administrators to guide their decisions on issues related to workforce development, training and employee recruitment programs.

Workforce Needs Assessment Reports

Note: All reports are PDF files.

Statewide Reports by Year

Select a year from the drop-down menu below.

Reports by Region

Select a county from the drop-down menu below to view its regional Workforce Needs Assessment report.

Regional Workforce Needs Assessment reports can also be viewed by clicking on a region in the map below.

Status Report Regions Map with links for each region