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.

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

2016-07-22
Iowa Economy Gains 5,100 Jobs in June

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly to 4.0 percent in June from 3.9 percent in May. The state’s jobless rate was 3.6 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate rose to 4.9 percent in June compared to 4.7 percent in May.

2016-06-17
May Unemployment Rate Remains Stable at 3.9 Percent

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 3.9 percent in May. The state’s jobless rate was 3.6 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 percent in May compared to 5.0 percent in April.

2016-06-01
2015 Statewide Laborshed Study Released

The annual Laborshed analysis for the State of Iowa, which describes the workforce characteristics of Iowa's labor force in 2015, is now available. Visit the Laborshed Studies page to view the full report and executive summary.

2016-05-20
State Unemployment Rate Increases to 3.9 Percent in April

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly to 3.9 percent in April from 3.8 percent in March. The state’s jobless rate was 3.7 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate remained at 5.0 percent in April.