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.
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.
Latest News Releases and Announcements
Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 2.4 percent in June. The state’s jobless rate was 2.5 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate increased slightly to 3.7 percent in June.
The communities of Charles City, Forest City, Garner, Hampton, Mason City, Northwood, and Osage have had a Laborshed study completed. The results can be found on the LMI Laborshed page (www.iowalmi.gov/laborshed).
Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 2.4 percent in May. The state’s jobless rate was 2.6 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate held steady at 3.6 percent in May.