Labor Market Information Division

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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.


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State Unemployment Rate Increases to 3.9 Percent in April

Iowa Workforce Development Communications
For Immediate Release
Date: May 20, 2016
Contact: Courtney Maxwell Greene
Telephone: 515-281-9646

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Iowa's Unemployment Rate Increases to 3.9 Percent in April

Fourth Quarter 2015 Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Released

The fourth quarter 2015 Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) data has been released (click here to view the data). 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 2011 through 2015.

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.