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Iowa's
Labor Market
Information Division

Unemployment rate

May 2020

       10.0 %

More Data

+15,800

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TOTAL NON-FARM EMPLOYMENT
APRIL-TO-MAY 2020
 

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COMBINED FOOD PREP & SERVING WORKERS,
INCLUDING FAST FOOD

MEDIAN HOURLY WAGE:

$9.58

TOTAL ANNUAL OPENINGS: 7,655
(2ND HIGHEST IN THE STATE)

UNEMPLOYMENT
INSURANCE
INITIAL CLAIMS

MARCH 15 - JUNE 27, 2020

HIGHEST REPORTED INDUSTRIES

MANUFACTURING:
66,271
ACCOMMODATIONS AND FOOD SERVICES:
52,639
HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL SERVICES:
49,197
RETAIL TRADE:
35,166

TOTAL ALL INDUSTRIES:
292,184

 

 

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MAY 2020 Statewide Labor Force

LABOR FORCE:
EMPLOYMENT:
UNEMPLOYMENT:
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE:
LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION RATE*:

1,688,100
1,520,000
168,100
10.0%
68.2%

*The percentage of the population ages 16 and older that is in the labor force (either working or actively seeking work).

UNEMPLOYMENT
BENEFITS PAID

March 8 - June 27, 2020

REGULAR UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE:
$606,193,726
PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE:
$61,227,219
PANDEMIC EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION:
$21,870,640
FEDERAL PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION:
$1,143,712,800