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News Releases:

Jun
18

Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – March 2020

Private industry employer costs for employee compensation among the four regions of the country ranged from $31.00 per hour in the South to $40.20 in the West during March 2020.

Jun
10

Consumer Price Index, Midwest Region – May 2020

Prices in the Midwest Region, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), advanced 0.3 percent in May, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

May
12

Consumer Price Index, Midwest Region – April 2020

Prices in the Midwest Region, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), declined 1.1 percent in April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Iowa Economy at a Glance:

Iowa
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Data
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2019
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2020
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2020
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2020
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2020
May
2020

Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

(r)1,753.6 1,754.7 1,752.6 1,722.0 1,712.6 (p)1,688.1

Employment(1)

(r)1,704.3 1,705.0 1,703.4 1,665.4 1,524.6 (p)1,520.0

Unemployment(1)

(r)49.3 49.7 49.3 56.6 188.0 (p)168.1

Unemployment Rate(2)

(r)2.8 2.8 2.8 3.3 11.0 (p)10.0

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm(3)

1,585.4 1,585.0 1,581.3 1,572.4 1,395.5 (p)1,411.3

12-month % change

-0.1 -0.4 -0.2 -0.8 -12.0 (p)-11.0

Mining and Logging(3)

2.4 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.2 (p)2.2

12-month % change

-4.0 -7.7 0.0 -7.7 -8.3 (p)-12.0

Construction(3)

78.6 79.2 78.0 77.0 70.1 (p)69.8

12-month % change

1.7 -1.0 1.0 0.3 -10.1 (p)-10.6

Manufacturing(3)

225.3 223.9 223.6 223.1 212.3 (p)215.2

12-month % change

-0.1 -0.8 -1.0 -1.4 -6.1 (p)-4.9

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities(3)

309.1 309.0 307.3 307.4 287.9 (p)289.1

12-month % change

-0.9 -1.3 -1.2 -1.2 -7.3 (p)-6.9

Information(3)

21.1 20.8 20.6 20.3 19.6 (p)19.7

12-month % change

-3.7 -4.6 -5.5 -6.5 -8.8 (p)-7.9

Financial Activities(3)

108.8 109.7 110.1 110.5 107.8 (p)107.8

12-month % change

-1.1 0.3 0.5 0.7 -1.9 (p)-2.0

Professional & Business Services(3)

138.0 137.5 137.2 136.3 123.8 (p)125.4

12-month % change

-0.9 -1.8 -2.0 -2.2 -11.3 (p)-10.0

Education & Health Services(3)

234.8 234.5 234.7 233.6 212.5 (p)211.7

12-month % change

-0.2 -0.4 -0.7 -0.8 -9.7 (p)-10.0

Leisure & Hospitality(3)

147.5 146.5 146.3 142.2 71.4 (p)89.6

12-month % change

2.1 1.0 1.9 -0.9 -50.5 (p)-37.7

Other Services(3)

59.4 59.6 59.4 58.1 48.9 (p)50.2

12-month % change

3.1 3.5 3.5 0.9 -15.4 (p)-13.4

Government(3)

260.4 261.9 261.6 261.5 239.0 (p)230.6

12-month % change

-0.2 0.7 0.7 0.3 -8.5 (p)-11.6

Footnotes
(1) Number of persons, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(2) In percent, seasonally adjusted.
(3) Number of jobs, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

Title BLS Subject Product Type Date Published
Davenport Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Jun 2020
Des Moines Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Jun 2020
Omaha Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Jun 2020
Midwest Economy - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table Jul 2020
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – Midwest Consumer price indexes Table Jul 2020
Midwest Economy - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table Jul 2020
Midwest Consumer Price Index Card Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Jul 2020
Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization, Iowa — 2019 Unemployment News Release Mar 2020
County Employment and Wages in Iowa — Second Quarter 2019 Employment, Pay News Release Dec 2019
Consumer Price Index Historical Table for the Midwest Consumer price indexes Table Jun 2020
Midwest Consumer Price Index Card - PDF Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Jun 2020
Consumer Price Index, Midwest Region – May 2020 Consumer price indexes News Release Jun 2020
West North Central Division and State Unemployment – 2012 Unemployment News Release May 2013
Occupational Employment and Wages in Des Moines-West Des Moines — May 2019 Employment, Pay News Release May 2020
Occupational Employment and Wages in Iowa City — May 2019 Employment, Pay News Release May 2020
Midwest Economy – Union Membership Employment Table Feb 2020
Occupational Employment and Wages in Omaha-Council Bluffs — May 2019 Employment, Pay News Release May 2020
Midwest Economy - Safety and Health Statistics Workplace injuries and illnesses Table Mar 2020
Fatal Work Injuries in Iowa — 2018 Workplace fatalities News Release Feb 2020
Union Membership Historical Table for Iowa Employment Table Feb 2020
Business Employment Dynamics Regional Historical Table Employment Table May 2020
Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – March 2020 Benefits, Pay News Release Jun 2020
Occupational Employment and Wages in Davenport-Moline-Rock Island — May 2019 Employment, Pay News Release May 2020
Business Employment Dynamics in Iowa — Fourth Quarter 2018 Employment News Release Sep 2019
Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses in Iowa — 2018 Workplace injuries and illnesses News Release Mar 2020
Women’s Earnings In Iowa — 2018 Pay News Release Jan 2020
Occupational Employment and Wages for Selected Computer Occupations in Selected Metropolitan Areas in the Midwest — May 2017 Employment, Pay News Release Sep 2018
Occupational Employment and Wages in Dubuque — May 2019 Employment, Pay News Release May 2020
Occupational Employment and Wages in Ames — May 2019 Employment, Pay News Release May 2020
Occupational Employment and Wages in Cedar Rapids — May 2019 Employment, Pay News Release May 2020
Occupational Employment and Wages in Waterloo-Cedar Falls — May 2019 Employment, Pay News Release May 2020
Occupational Employment and Wages in Sioux City — May 2019 Employment, Pay News Release May 2020