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Iowa Quarterly Industry Review (PDF) A Web publication that compiles public announcements and articles from newspapers and periodicals about business events significant to Iowa labor markets as they are reported.

Local Employment Dynamics (LED) provides innovative demographic employment information available at the Census Bureau.

Iowa Factbook
A publication by Legislative Services Agency that contains a range of facts, both financial and non-financial, regarding the State of Iowa.

Business Employment Dynamics (BED) is a set of statistics generated from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages program and consists of gross job gains and gross job losses. These data help to provide a picture of the dynamic state of the labor market.

Iowa's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 4.4 percent in February, but remains down 0.5 percent compared to one year ago. 

County unemployment rates map

Iowa Nonfarm Employment 
totaled 1,541,500 in February, up 3,900 compared to January. (PDF)

Iowa Worknet - Labor market information quarterly publication (PDF)

Iowa Labor Market Information Blog - A good source for dialog about issues that impact the Iowa economy. (Link)

Iowa Unemployment Insurance Claim Statistics now updated weekly.

February year-to-date new vehicle registrations are down 9.8% compared to last year. Registrations have decreased by 13.2% for US auto makers while foreign auto makers are down 1.9%.

Latest Indicator Links Update Value Period
Decrease IndicatorVehicle Registrations 03/28/14 -9.8% Feb - Feb
+35.9% Jul - Jul

Increase IndicatorMidwest Home Sales


+16.3% May - May
+3,800 Jan - Feb
Increase IndicatorNon-farm Employment 03/28/14 +3,900 Jan - Feb
-900 Jan - Feb
Yellow StarJobless Rate 03/28/14 4.4% February
+2.4% 2011 - 2012
Yellow StarUnemployment Claims 01/22/14 -10.0% Dec - Dec
+9.0% 2012 -2013
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