Iowa Trends

Iowa Workforce

Labor Market & Workforce
Information Division



Labor Force and Occupational
Analysis Bureau

Donna Burkett, Bureau Chief

The Labor Force and Occupational Analysis Bureau collects analyzes and prepares a wide array of information that describes labor areas in terms of their economic trends, industries, occupations, wages and workers.  The Bureau also works in cooperation with the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) to produce information that is comparative in methodology and products for the nation, state and sub state areas.  These products serve economic developers, employers, government, legislators, grant writers, Iowa Workforce Development staff and partners, job seekers, labor organizations, consultants, schools and educators.  The Bureau is responsible for the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program on a monthly basis, the mass layoff statistics (MLS) program and other BLS and ETA programs.

The Bureau also maintains the Iowa Workforce Information Network (IWIN), and Iowa Trends - a collection of economic indicators that can be accessed on the web for the state, local areas and some multi-state areas.  The available statistics include exports, gross state product, hours and earnings data for production workers, housing permits, mass layoff statistics, nonfarm employment, income, and vehicle registrations.

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For further information contact:
Labor Force and Occupational Analysis Bureau
Iowa Workforce Development
Telephone: (515) 281-3996
Fax:  (515) 281-8203



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