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

2018-06-15
Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 2.7 Percent in May

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 2.7 percent in May. The state’s jobless rate was 3.2 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent in May.

2018-05-18
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.

2018-05-08
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.

2018-04-20
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.