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

Iowa's Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 2.4 Percent in April
2019-05-17

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 2.4 percent in April. The state’s jobless rate was 2.6 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 3.6 percent in April.

Fourth Quarter 2018 Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Released
2019-05-08

The fourth quarter 2018 Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) data has been released. This data is a census of jobs covered by unemployment insurance and is available for Iowa and the 99 counties by sector and subsector. The available data now covers the first quarter of 2011 through the fourth quarter of 2018.

To view the updated data visit the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages page.

Iowa's Unemployment Rate Remains at 2.4 in March
2019-04-19

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 2.4 percent in March. The state’s jobless rate was 2.7 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate remained at 3.8 percent in March.

2018 Statewide Laborshed Study Released
2019-04-10

The purpose of the Laborshed analysis is to measure the availability and characteristics of workers within the State of Iowa. The information reported is collected through Iowa Workforce Development’s household Laborshed Survey which is conducted throughout the year.