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
Future Ready Iowa Website & Career Coach Tool
The Future Ready Iowa website, www.futurereadyiowa.gov, is a one-stop shop where students and adults alike can research and evaluate career opportunities in Iowa and plan their path to landing a rewarding job.
Iowa’s Career Coach tool, www.iowacareercoach.gov, is a main feature of the site and is a great resource for career exploration which allows users to find high-demand, high salary jobs
Third Quarter 2016 Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Released
The third quarter 2016 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 third quarter of 2016.
To view the updated data visit the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages page.
Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.6 Percent in December
Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 3.6 percent in December. The state’s jobless rate was 3.5 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate increased to 4.7 percent in December.
Iowa's Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.8 Percent in November
Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent in November. The state’s jobless rate was 3.5 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent in November.