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.
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Labor Force Summary Data Tool
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 Unemployment Rate Remains at 2.8 Percent in April
Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 2.8 percent in April. The state’s jobless rate was 3.3 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in April.
Fourth Quarter 2017 Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Released
The fourth quarter 2017 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 fourth quarter of 2017.
Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 2.8 Percent in March
Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 2.8 percent in March. The state’s jobless rate was 3.3 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent in March.
2016-2026 Industry Projections Released
The 2016-2026 long-term industry projections, also known as forecasts, have been released for the State of Iowa and the fifteen Iowa Workforce Development Regions.