Welcome to the Labor Market Information Division
The Labor Market Information (LMI) Division collects, analyzes and prepares a wide array of labor market data including: employment, industry and occupational statistics, wages, projections, trends and other workforce characteristics.
Additional current and historical labor force information, along with data files for the above summary, are available on the Unemployment Rate & Labor Force (LAUS) page.
Latest News Releases and Announcements
Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly to 2.5 percent in July. The state’s jobless rate was 2.4 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate remained at 3.7 percent in July.
The Siouxland (the Sioux City metropolitan area) has had a Laborshed study completed. The results can be found on the LMI Laborshed page (www.iowalmi.gov/laborshed).
The 2018Q2-2020Q2 short-term occupational projections, also known as forecasts, have been released for the State of Iowa and the fifteen Iowa Workforce Development Regions.
To view the updated occupational projections data visit the Occupational Projections page.
The first quarter 2019 Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) data has been released. This data is a census of jobs covered by unemployment insurance and is available for Iowa and the 99 counties by sector and subsector. The available data now covers the first quarter of 2011 through the first quarter of 2019.
To view the updated data visit the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages page.