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Iowa's
Labor Market
Information Division

Unemployment rate

August 2020

       6.0 %

More Data

+5,300

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TOTAL NON-FARM EMPLOYMENT
JULY-TO-AUGUST 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 - September 12, 2020

HIGHEST REPORTED INDUSTRIES

MANUFACTURING:
87,805
ACCOMMODATIONS AND FOOD SERVICES:
57,989
HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL SERVICES:
56,282
RETAIL TRADE:
39,909

TOTAL ALL INDUSTRIES:
318,448

 

 

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AUGUST 2020 Statewide Labor Force

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

1,616,800
1,520,200
96,500
6.0%
65.3%

*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 - September 12, 2020

REGULAR UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE:
$898,923,046
 UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE EXTENDED BENEFITS:
$6,503,493
PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE:
$111,972,206
PANDEMIC EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION:
$66,836,556
FEDERAL PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION:
$1,600,401,343