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Laborshed Studies

Laborshed studies provide community leaders, economic developers, site selectors and existing or prospective employers a flexible tool for understanding the workforce characteristics of their local labor market.

A Laborshed is defined as the area or region from which an employment center draws its commuting workers. It shows the distribution of these workers regardless of political boundaries. Laborshed studies also address underemployment, availability of labor and likeliness of the employed and not employed to change or accept employment.  Other topics covered within a Laborshed analysis include: current and desired occupations, wages, hours worked, job search resources and distance willing to commute to work.

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Statewide Laborshed Report

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Statewide Executive Summary

Current Laborshed Study Executive Summaries:

Use the drop-down menus below to find a specific Laborshed area.  They are listed in alphabetical order by county name and also by city.

  Laborshed Area by County Laborshed Area by City
A - F    
G - N    
O - Z    

Regional Laborshed Executive Summaries:


For further information contact:
Regional Research & Analysis Bureau
Iowa Workforce Development
Telephone: (515) 281-7505
Fax:  (515) 281-9656


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