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 4.2 Percent in September
Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 4.2 percent in September. The state’s jobless rate was 3.6 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate increased slightly to 5.0 percent in September.
2016 Iowa Wage Survey and 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics Released
The 2016 Iowa Wage Survey and the 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Wages have been released. The Iowa Wage Survey data uses OES occupational wages and updates them to make wages more current for the State, MSA and balance of state areas.
Iowa's Unemployment Rate Trends Up to 4.2 Percent in August
Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly to 4.2 percent in August from 4.1 percent in July. The state’s jobless rate was 3.6 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate remained at 4.9 percent in August.
2016 Iowa’s Workforce and the Economy Released
The 2016 Iowa’s Workforce and the Economy is now available. The annual publication provides an overview of Iowa’s economy, trends and local economic initiatives.