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|Iowa Current Employment Situation|
Iowa's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent in April from 4.0 percent in March. The state's jobless rate was 4.4 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent in April.
|Iowa Nonfarm Employment|
Iowa's total nonfarm employment shed
1,700 jobs in April, lowering nonfarm
employment to 1,566,000. This
month's loss was the first of 2015 for
the state and was heavily influenced
by losses in manufacturing, trade and
transportation, finance, and
|Status of the Iowa Workforce and Economy|
A brief summary of the monthly status of the Iowa Economy
|BLS-The Employment Situation News Release|
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000 in April, and the
unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 5.4 percent, the U.S. Bureau
of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in professional and
business services, health care, and construction. Mining employment
continued to decline.
|Latest Statewide QCEW Information|
|Latest statewide QCEW information from 2013 1st quarter to 2014 4th quarter.|
|May-7-2015||Go To Article|
|Iowa Long & Short Term Occupational Projections|
|2014-2016 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.
|Iowa Long-Term and Short-Term Industry Projections|
|Statewide Short Term Projected Industry Employment for 2014 through 2016 is now available. |
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'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.
|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) increased 0.2 percent in March on a
seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months,
the all items index declined 0.1 percent before seasonal adjustment.
|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 2015 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.