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|Iowa Current Employment Situation|
Iowa's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched up to 4.5 percent in March, primarily driven by another large increase in the state's labor force.
|Iowa Nonfarm Employment|
Following a large seasonal drop in
January, Iowa nonfarm employment
rose 3,900 jobs in February.
Employment gains were primarily
fueled by private services (+2,700),
although both goods producing and
government sectors advanced by
600 jobs each.
|Status of the Iowa Workforce and Economy|
A brief summary of the monthly status of the Iowa Economy 4/22/2014
|BLS-The Employment Situation News Release|
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 192,000 in March, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.7 percent. 4/4/2014
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.|
|2013 Iowa Wage Survey|
|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
|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.
|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.