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 Decreases Slightly to 3.1 Percent in March

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased slightly to 3.1 percent in March. The state’s jobless rate was 3.8 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent in March.

Iowa's Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.2 Percent in February

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 3.2 percent in February. The state’s jobless rate was 3.8 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate decreased to 4.7 percent in February.

Iowa's 2016 Industry Profiles Released

The 2016 Industry profiles are now available for the major industries in Iowa. Please click on the Industry Profiles page to view the updated reports.

Long and Short-term Industry and Occupations Released

The Long-term Industry and Occupational Projections (2014-2024) are available for Iowa and by IWD Regions.

Short-term Industry projections (2016-2018) are also available by State and regions.