Iowa Employment Analysis

( Data Date : September 2017 )

Iowa Employment Data

When some people think of cornfields when they think of The Hawkeye State, Iowa’s economy benefits from an “agronomic ecosystem.” It may start with corn, but corn is just the beginning, extending into the food processing, new construction materials and even renewal fuel industries, according to the Iowa Economic Development Authority. “Our agronomic ecosystem creates industries not just products.” While agriculture played an historic role in Iowa’s economy, the state become more diversified in the 1980s when it became more dependent on manufacturing, biotechnology, finance and government services.


State/Metropolitan Employment Data:

Iowa Unemployment Rate Trends (% change)

  • Compared to national rates, iowa unemployment rate in September 2017 was lower by 1.1% than the U.S. rate of 4.1%.

  • Employment information is based on data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

    Graphs and charts are based on monthly data from 2000 to present (BLS reports monthly data a month to six weeks after the close of each month).

    The data MuniNet Guide uses and presents is seasonally adjusted.