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.
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’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 2.5 percent in August. The state’s jobless rate was 2.4 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate remained at 3.7 percent in August.
Ninth round of studies completed under new funding program. To date, this includes a total of 45 individual studies for communities across Iowa, and nine regional studies. All results are available on our website.
The 2019 Iowa’s Workforce and the Economy is now available. The annual publication provides an overview of Iowa’s economy, trends, and local economic conditions. This year we have included articles on: retail trade, demographics, industry projections, social capital, and workforce needs along with the usual summaries on local area unemployment statistics and current employment statistics.
This is the eighth round of studies to be completed under the new funding program. To date, a total of 41 studies have been completed for communities across Iowa under the new funding program. All results are available on our website.