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
Iowa Community Colleges Statewide Education Outcomes Report Released
The annual Iowa Community Colleges Education Outcomes: Certificate, Diploma, and Associate Degree Programs report, which describes the transfer and employment outcomes of 2009-2010 through 2013-2014 Iowa community college graduates, is now available.
Iowa's Unemployment Rate Increases to 3.8 Percent in March
Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly to 3.8 percent in March from 3.7 percent in February. The state’s jobless rate was 3.7 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate increased to 5.0 percent in March.
Iowa's Unemployment Rate Increases to 3.7 Percent in February
Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 3.7 percent in February. The state’s jobless rate was 3.7 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate remained at 4.9 percent in February.
Iowa January Unemployment Rate Release
Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.5 percent in January 2016. The state’s revised December rate, originally reported as 3.4 percent, was adjusted to 3.5 percent after benchmarking.