Total Labor Force (2018)

1,691,536

Total Population

3,156,145

Population Rank Among States

32nd

American Community Survey, 2013-2017

Public School Spending Per Student

$13,774

Rank Among States

26th

U.S. Census Bureau, May 2020

Statewide Unemployment Rate (2018)

2.5%

Rank Among States

2nd (tied)

BLS, Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Labor Force Data

*United States Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance National Data, 2018 Non-seasonally adjusted

Iowa National
Year-over Annual Job Growth
0.7%
1.7%
Year-over Average Wage Growth
3.1%
3.3%
Annual Average Unemployment Rate
2.5%
3.9%
Unemployment Exhaustion Rate
24.6%
34.6%
Annual Labor Participation Rate
68.4%
62.9%

Education Levels

*Ages 25 and Older according to the American Community Survey (ACS) educational attainment data.

Less than high school (5.0% Iowa | 12.0% National)
5%
12%
High school (27.4% Iowa | 27.1% National)
27.4%
27.1%
Some college/Associate Degree (31.8% Iowa | 28.9% National)
31.8%
28.9%
Bachelor's degree or greater (35.8% Iowa | 32.0% National)
35.8%
32%

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