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Iowa's
Labor Market
Information Division

Unemployment rate

April 2020

       10.2 %

More Data

-177,100

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TOTAL NON-FARM EMPLOYMENT
MARCH-TO-APRIL 2020
 

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Featured Occupational Wage

COMBINED FOOD PREP & SERVING WORKERS,
INCLUDING FAST FOOD

MEDIAN HOURLY WAGE:

$9.58

TOTAL ANNUAL OPENINGS: 7,655
(2ND HIGHEST IN THE STATE)

UNEMPLOYMENT
INSURANCE
INITIAL CLAIMS

MARCH 15 - May 30, 2020

HIGHEST REPORTED INDUSTRIES

MANUFACTURING:
57,898
ACCOMMODATIONS AND FOOD SERVICES:
50,264
HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL SERVICES:
46,010
RETAIL TRADE:
32,901

TOTAL ALL INDUSTRIES:
272,210

 

 

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APRIL 2020 Statewide Labor Force

LABOR FORCE:
EMPLOYMENT:
UNEMPLOYMENT:
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE:
LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION RATE*:

1,711,500
1,536,200
175,300
10.2%
69.2%

*The percentage of the population ages 16 and older that is in the labor force (either working or actively seeking work).