The latest news from Iowa's Labor Market Information Division, which includes labor force data, studies, and more.
Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 3.2 percent in October, up from 3.1 percent a year ago.
Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate ticked up to 3.0 percent in September, up from 2.9 percent last month but down from 3.1 percent a year ago.
Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose from 2.7 percent to 2.9 percent in August, tying the year-ago rate.
The 2023 Industry profiles are now available for the major industries in Iowa.
Iowa’s unemployment rate held steady at 2.7 percent in July, while the labor force participation rate rose to 68.8 percent, reaching its pre-pandemic level.
The first quarter 2023 Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) data has been released.
Iowa’s labor force participation rate increased once again in June to 68.7 percent, up from 68.5 percent in May.
Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held level at 2.7 percent in May as 6,400 new workers joined the labor force.
Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 2.7 percent in April from 2.8 percent in March while the state’s labor force added 4,300 new workers.
The 2022 Statewide Laborshed analysis for Iowa has been completed. The results can be found on the LMI Laborshed web page.