Labor Market Information Division

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

News Archive

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.

2017 Statewide Laborshed Study Release

The 2017 Statewide Laborshed Study has been released and is available at

Iowa's Unemployment Rate at 2.9 in January

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 2.9% in January after an upward revision to the December 2017 rate. The state’s jobless rate was 3.4 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent in January.