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|Status of the Iowa Workforce and Economy|
A brief summary of the monthly status of the Iowa Economy
|Iowa Current Employment Situation|
Iowa's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent in December from 4.3 percent in November.
|Iowa Nonfarm Employment|
Iowa nonfarm employment gained 2,100 jobs in December and now rests at 1,560,600 jobs.
|BLS-The Employment Situation News Release|
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 252,000 in December, and the unemployment rate declined to 5.6 percent. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, construction, food services and drinking places, health care, and manufacturing.
Third Quarter 2014 - Total nonfarm employment added 20,700 jobs versus the third quarter of 2013, a gain of 1.3 percent. The
third quarter mark again expands on an all-time high for Iowa. All sectors continue to trend upward versus
last year's level with the exception of information services (-600). 1/7/2015
|Iowa Long-Term and Short-Term Industry Projections|
|Statewide Short Term Projected Industry Employment for 2014 through 2016 is now available. |
|Latest Statewide QCEW Information|
|Latest statewide QCEW information from 2013 1st quarter to 2014 2nd quarter.|
|Dec-9-2014||Go To Article|
|Iowa's 2012-2022 STEM Jobs provides a listing of fast growing occupational groups requiring significant education and training in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. These highly sought occupations can be downloaded and printed on letter-sized (8.5" x 11") paper.|
|Oct-30-2014||Go To Article|
|Green Jobs 2012-2022 examines the "greening" of workplace occupations in Iowa and IWD regions as organizations adapt to marketplace conditions favoring increased sustainability practices. Green Jobs can be downloaded and printed on letter-sized (8.5" x 11") paper.
|Iowa Long & Short Term Occupational Projections|
|2013-2015 and 2012-2022 statewide projections are now available! The Occupational Projections provide detailed occupational information on the estimated activity for each occupation in areas of employment, new jobs, replacements, and total annual openings.
|Career & Education Outlook|
|The 2012-2022 Career & Education Outlook provides for Iowa and IWD regions a listing of the fastest growing occupations by educational achievement level. These high demand jobs can be downloaded and printed on letter-sized (8.5" x 11") paper.|
|Hot Jobs 2012-2022 represents the "high demand, high salary" occupations found in Iowa and its IWD regions. Data also include updated wages from the 2012 Iowa Wage Survey, employment figures, education/training requirements, and needed skills. Hot Jobs can be downloaded and printed on letter-sized (8.5" x 11") paper. |
|Career, Industry, & Population Report |
The 2012-2022 Career, Industry, & Population Report provides an overview of the state's industry, occupation, and population trends in short, concise briefs describing growth rate patterns for each. The Report can be downloaded and printed on legal-sized (11" x 17") paper.
|Consumer Price Index|
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) declined a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent in November. The CPI increased 1.3 percent between November 2013 and November 2014 before any seasonal adjustments are taken into account.
|Iowa Licensed Occupations|
Iowa Licensed Occupations is a biennial publication designed to provide job seekers, career counselors, and other interested individuals with information concerning occupations in Iowa that require a license, certificate, or commission issued at the state level.
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Quick LinksIowa Labor Force Summaries
These files contain data on labor force, employment, unemployment and unemployment rate for each Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), county, and city. MSA and county data also contain employment levels by industrial group within that MSA or county.
|Unemployment Rate News Release Dates|
The 2014 dates for the Iowa unemployment rate news releases are now available.
|State of Iowa Website|
Your link to State government information for businesses.
A Laborshed is defined as the area or region from which an employment center
draws its commuting workers regardless of natural or political boundaries. This study gives communities the ability to document and illustrate the characteristics of their labor force which in turn has proven to be a unique and effective tool for retaining
and expanding their existing businesses while also attracting prospective new employers into the area.