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

2017-12-22
Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Drops Below 3.0 Percent for 1st Time in 17 Years

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 2.9 percent for November. The last time the rate was this low was in December 2000.  The state’s jobless rate was 3.5 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent in November.

2017-11-17
Iowa's Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.0 Percent in October

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 3.0 percent for October. The state’s jobless rate was 3.6 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent in October.

2017-10-20
Iowa's Unemployment Rate Decreases to 3.2 Percent

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 3.2 percent for September. The state’s jobless rate was 3.6 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 4.2 percent in September.

2017-10-09
Updated Occupational Profiles Now Available

The occupational profiles on the Career Exploration Resources page have been updated to reflect the most recently available labor market information including 2014-2024 employment projections and 2017 wage information. There are also profiles now available for eight additional occupations!