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|Occupational Projections for all States|
Occupational Projections for both the long-term and short-term have been developed for all States and the nation.
|Iowa Current Employment Situation|
Iowa's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly to 4.5 percent in July from 4.4 percent in June. The state's jobless rate stood at 4.8 percent one year ago.
|Status of the Iowa Workforce and Economy|
A brief summary of the monthly status of the Iowa Economy 7/18/2014
|Iowa's Workforce and the Economy 2014|
The 2014 Iowa's Workforce and the Economy provides an overview of Iowa's economy and trends in the state and local labor force and nonfarm employment. Topical articles are included on: the Skilled Iowa Initiative, registered apprenticeships, Iowa's bioscience economy, the Millennial generation, Industry Projections and Iowa Economic Development (IEDA) Incentive Awards.
|Consumer Price Index|
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.3 percent in June on a seasonally adjusted basis.
|Iowa Nonfarm Employment|
Iowa nonfarm employment increased to 1,549,600 in June, an increase of 3,100 over May. Gains were concentrated in government this month.
|BLS-The Employment Situation News Release|
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 288,000 in June, and the unemployment rate declined to 6.1 percent.
First Quarter 2014 - The Iowa economy lost considerable momentum during the first quarter due to harsh winter weather, the expiration of the emergency unemployment insurance benefits, a continuation of the slowdown in manufacturing and a falloff of activity in the housing market.
|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 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 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|
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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.