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American Community Survey: At a Glance

7.1%

Unemployment Rate for 16 to 19 year olds (1-Year Estimate)

3.6%

Unemployment Rate for 35 to 44 year olds (1-Year Estimate)

2.1%

Unemployment Rate for 60 to 64 year olds (1-Year Estimate)

IOWA LABOR FORCE DATA BY SELECTED DEMOGRAPHICS

The American Community Survey (ACS) is a survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau on an ongoing basis. It contains information related to a wealth of characteristics of the American public including: age, gender, educational attainment, income, disability, employment, and veteran status among others.

The ACS helps local officials, community leaders, and businesses understand changes taking place in their community. Selected ACS data which relates to the Iowa labor force can be viewed and explored in the Tableau visualization linked above. 

Note: For optimal experience we recommend using the Google Chrome browser (download here). For assistance in navigating the Tableau visualization below, visit the Tableau GuideIf you have questions on the data above, visit the frequently asked questions or contact LMI using the information at the bottom of this page.

The geographies available for analysis in this data visualization include statewide, county-level, and metropolitan & micropolitan statistical areas. Metros and micros are delineated by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB). A metropolitan statistical area is defined around an urbanized are of 50,000 or more in population. A micropolitan statistical area is a labor market area centered on one or more urban clusters with a population of at least 10,000 but fewer than 50,000 people.

The data is also available in a series of CSV files. Click the button below to download the files.

RELATED ACS LINKS/RESOURCES