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Iowa's
Labor Market
Information Division

Unemployment rate

September 2020

       4.7 %

More Data

+7,300

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TOTAL NON-FARM EMPLOYMENT
AUGUST-TO-SEPTEMBER 2020
 

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Featured Occupational Wage

 HEAVY AND TRACTOR-TRAILER TRUCK DRIVERS 

MEDIAN HOURLY WAGE:

$19.84

TOTAL ANNUAL OPENINGS: 5,450
(5TH  HIGHEST IN THE STATE)

UNEMPLOYMENT
INSURANCE
INITIAL CLAIMS

MARCH 15 - October 17, 2020

HIGHEST REPORTED INDUSTRIES

MANUFACTURING:
93,158
ACCOMMODATIONS AND FOOD SERVICES:
59,504
HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL SERVICES:
58,412
RETAIL TRADE:
41,431

TOTAL ALL INDUSTRIES:
323,600

 

 

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SEPTEMBER 2020 Statewide Labor Force

LABOR FORCE:
EMPLOYMENT:
UNEMPLOYMENT:
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE:
LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION RATE*:

1,612,800
1,536,200
76,600
4.7%
65.1%

*The percentage of the population ages 16 and older that is in the labor force (either working or actively seeking work).

UNEMPLOYMENT
BENEFITS PAID

March 8 - October 17, 2020

REGULAR UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE:
$973,321,123
 UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE EXTENDED BENEFITS:
$12,640,627
 LOST WAGE ASSISTANCE:
$152,583,600
PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE:
$132,425,733
PANDEMIC EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION:
$100,909,712
FEDERAL PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION:
$1,616,289,343