Labor Market Information Division

Welcome to the Labor Market Information Division

The Labor Market Information (LMI) Division collects, analyzes and prepares a wide array of labor market data including: employment, industry and occupational statistics, wages, projections, trends and other workforce characteristics.

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Labor Force Summary Data Tool

 

Additional current and historical labor force information, along with data files for the above summary, are available on the Unemployment Rate & Labor Force (LAUS) page.

 

Latest News Releases and Announcements

News Archive

2018-07-20
Iowa's Unemployment Rate Remains at 2.7 Percent

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains at 2.7 percent in June. The state’s jobless rate was 3.2 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate increased to 4.0 percent in June.

2018-06-26
NEW LABORSHED PROGRAM TO START JULY 1

Details Released for Timing and Location of Iowa Laborshed Studies

Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) in partnership with the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) have agreed to finance a Laborshed Study for one community in every county across the State of Iowa – FREE to local economic development organizations and their partners.

2018-06-15
Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 2.7 Percent in May

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 2.7 percent in May. The state’s jobless rate was 3.2 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent in May.

2018-05-18
Iowa's Unemployment Rate Remains at 2.8 Percent in April

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 2.8 percent in April. The state’s jobless rate was 3.3 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in April.