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Nonfarm Employment Summary
Statewide Wage Summaries    
MSA Employment       Historical Nonfarm data

Labor Force Data     
Data revised:  03/28/2014
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County Unemployment Rates - Map (PDF)
Iowa Employment Situation
  Feb 14p Jan 14 Feb 13 % Chg OTM % Chg OTY
Place of Residence
Labor Force 1,684,500 1,677,800 1,667,200 0.4% 1.0%
Unemployed 74,400 71,600 81,100 3.9% -8.3%
Employment 1,610,000 1,606,200 1,586,100 0.2% 1.5%
Rate (%) 4.4% 4.3% 4.9% 0.1% -0.5%
Place of Work (Seasonally Adjusted)
  Feb 14p Jan 14 Feb 13 % Chg OTM % Chg OTY
Total Nonfarm 1,541,500 1,537,600 1,521,400 0.3% 1.3%
Mining 2,300 2,300 2,200 0.0% 4.5%
Construction 67,000 65,500 66,800 2.3% 0.3%
Manufacturing 215,600 216,500 213,600 -0.4% 0.9%
Durable Goods 130,300 129,800 128,400 0.4% 1.5%
Nondur. Goods 85,300 86,700 85,200 -1.6% 0.1%
Trade & Transport. 313,700 311,700 309,600 0.6% 1.3%
Wholesale Trade 71,400 71,100 68,900 0.4% 3.6%
Retail Trade 177,800 176,000 176,800 1.0% 0.6%
Transportation 64,500 64,600 63,900 -0.2% 0.9%
Information 25,400 25,600 26,400 -0.8% -3.8%
Financial Activities 103,500 103,800 103,100 -0.3% 0.4%
Finance & Insurance 90,400 90,500 89,800 -0.1% 0.7%
Prof. & Bus. Svcs. 134,600 134,000 130,900 0.4% 2.8%
Prof, Scientific & Tech Serv 48,600 47,700 46,000 1.9% 5.7%
Admin & Support 69,400 69,000 68,600 0.6% 1.2%
Educ. & Health 225,800 225,200 220,900 0.3% 2.2%
Educ. Services 38,200 38,400 36,900 -0.5% 3.5%
Health Services 187,600 186,800 184,000 0.4% 2.0%
Leisure & Hospitality 138,100 137,900 136,200 0.1% 1.4%
Accomm & Food Services 116,400 116,600 117,900 -0.2% -1.3%
Other Services 58,300 58,500 57,900 -0.3% 0.7%
Government 257,200 256,600 253,800 0.2% 1.3%
Federal Govt. 17,300 17,100 17,500 1.2% -1.1%
State Govt. 69,100 69,200 65,900 -0.1% 4.9%
Local Govt. 170,800 170,300 170,400 0.3% 0.2%
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