Quarterly Workforce

Industry Focus

Iowa Workforce

Labor Market & Workforce
Information Division

Employment Statistics Bureau




Local Employment Dynamics (LED)

The LED Program is a partnership between the U.S. Census Bureau and the state labor market information agencies (Iowa Workforce Development) to develop new demographic information about the workforce, with no added employer burden. The information is gathered from the quarterly contribution and payroll reports submitted by employers whose firms are covered by the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program. These records are then merged by the U.S. Census Bureau with Federal administrative data to provide demographic statistics for the states’ workers and returned to the state in the form of Quarterly Workforce Indicators in order to maintain confidentiality of employer data.

The Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) are a set of economic statistics—including employment, job creation, wages and worker turnover—that can be queried by geography—state, county, metro and workforce investment areas—as well as detailed industry, gender, and age of workers. Several types of queries can be accessed for specific analysis, such as QWI, On the Map (origin-destination statistics), Industry Focus, and Economic HotReports, all available on the LED website.

Links to the site are provided on the left.

For further information contact:
Employment Statistics Bureau
Iowa Workforce Development
Telephone: (800) 532-1249
Fax: (515) 281-8195




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