The following resources provide key measures on labor market activity including, but not limited to: the unemployment rate, employment, and unemployment levels.
Current Employment Statistics (CES)
Measure of the monthly state and local nonfarm employment and wages. It is considered a leading economic indicator. Current and historical data can be accessed on the CES home page.
Unemployment Insurance Statistics
Unemployment insurance (UI) benefits paid and number of UI recipients by county. It also includes statewide UI workload reporting data, employer contribution data, claims by industry and UI trust fund solvency analysis. Current and historical data can be accessed on the Unemployment Insurance Statistics home page.
Unemployment Rate & Labor Force (LAUS)
Monthly and annual estimates of total labor force, employment and unemployment for the State of Iowa, its counties, metropolitan statistical areas (MSA), districts and various regions across the State. These estimates are key indicators of local economic conditions. Current and historical data can be accessed on the LAUS home page.