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.

 

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News Archive

Iowa's Unemployment Rate Remains at 2.4 Percent in January
2019-03-11

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 2.4 percent in January. The state’s jobless rate was 2.8 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate rose to 4.0 percent in January.

New Series of Laborshed Studies Released
2019-01-25

The communities of Clinton, Muscatine, and the Quad Cities have had a Laborshed study completed. The results can be found on the LMI Laborshed page (www.iowalmi.gov/laborshed).

Iowa's Unemployment Rate Remains at 2.4 Percent for Third Month
2019-01-18

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 2.4 percent in December. The state’s jobless rate was 2.9 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate rose to 3.9 percent in December.

Iowa's Unemployment Rate Remains at 2.4 Percent
2018-12-21

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 2.4 percent in November. The state’s jobless rate was 2.9 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate remained at 3.7 percent in November.