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|BLS-The Employment Situation News Release|
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 175,000 in February, and the
unemployment rate was little changed at 6.7 percent. 3/7/2014
Fourth Quarter 2013 - Federal Government Shutdown Had Least Impact on Iowa - Compared to other states, Iowa incurred the least impact from the 17-day partial federal government shutdown that occurred in October. 2/21/2014
|Iowa Quarterly Industry Review|
|A compilation of public announcements and articles from newspapers and periodicals significant to Iowa labor markets.|
|Iowa Current Employment Situation|
Iowa's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to a post-recession low of 4.2 percent in December from a revised November rate of 4.3 percent.
|Status of the Iowa Workforce and Economy|
A brief summary of the monthly status of the Iowa Economy 1/28/2014
|Iowa Nonfarm Employment|
Nonfarm employment shed 2,400 jobs
in December, lowering total employment down to 1,528,500. This loss is only the fourth during the calendar year and primarily due to larger than expected declines in seasonal industries.
|2013 Iowa Wage Survey|
| **Just added IWD Region data!** Data was developed from the 2012 OES Wage Survey. The wage estimates have been updated to May 2013 using the Employment Cost Index. 2013 data are available for the State, MSA's, IWD Regions, and Balance of State areas. |
|Jan-24-2014||Go To Article|
|Iowa Long & Short Term Occupational Projections|
|2013-2015 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. |
|Consumer Price Index|
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.3 percent in December on a seasonally adjusted basis. 1/16/2014
|Unemployment Rate News Release Dates|
The 2014 dates for the Iowa unemployment rate news releases are now available.
|Iowa Long-Term and Short-Term Industry Projections|
|Statewide and IWD Region Short Term Projected Industry Employment for 2013 through 2015 is now available. |
|Occupational Profiles provide descriptive insights into a selected occupation's projected employment, wages, skills, education, and more. |
|Oct-8-2013||Go To Article|
|Occupational Skills Development Guide|
|The Occupational Development Guide is an occupational learning tool focused on identifying associated career clusters, pathways, and skill sets.|
|Oct-3-2013||Go To Article|
|Iowa's Workforce and the Economy 2013|
Iowa's Workforce and the Economy 2013 provides an analyses of the state's economy.
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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.
|Iowa Trends Page|
Iowa Economic News and Trends, or Iowa Trends is a collection of leading economic indicators and other economic information used to evaluate Iowa's economy and forecast future conditions and trends.
|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.