METROPOLITAN AND LOCAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AREA PROFILES
Local Workforce Development Area and Metropolitan Profiles are created using Iowa Workforce Development, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and U.S. Census Bureau data. Each report includes year-over-year comparisons by industry and employment, projections, job outlooks, unemployment statistics and other workforce related information.
Area Profiles Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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Note: All reports are PDF files.
Local Workforce Development Area Profiles
Local Workforce Development Area Profiles are reports that reflect data by local workforce development areas (LWDA).
Please note: A new area, the Iowa Plains Local Workforce Development Area, is the successor to four local development areas (Western Iowa, Northwest Iowa, North Central Iowa, and Southwest Iowa) who voted in early 2023 to dissolve. IWD formally became responsible for providing workforce services to the 42-county region on July 1. The reports below are in the process of being updated and will reflect the new LWDA layout that recently became approved.
RELATED AREA PROFILE LINKS/RESOURCES:
- Quarterly Employment & Wages (QCEW)
- Employer Database
- Unemployment Rate & Labor Force (LAUS)
- Career Exploration Resources