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Apr
14

Consumer Price Index, Midwest Region – March 2016

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) in the Midwest rose 0.6 percent in March, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Mar
23

Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization, Iowa — 2015

In 2015, the broadest measure of labor underutilization, designated U-6, was 7.0 percent in Iowa, significantly lower than the 10.4-percent rate for the nation.

Mar
16

Consumer Price Index, Midwest Region – February 2016

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) in the Midwest was unchanged in February due to offsetting movements within the index.

Iowa Economy at a Glance:

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Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force (1)

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(4) 1,702.7 (4) 1,704.1 (4) 1,705.4 1,709.5 1,714.2 (P) 1,714.7

Employment (1)

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(4) 1,642.5 (4) 1,644.4 (4) 1,646.0 1,649.2 1,651.0 (P) 1,649.4

Unemployment (1)

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(4) 60.2 (4) 59.7 (4) 59.4 60.2 63.2 (P) 65.3

Unemployment Rate (2)

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(4) 3.5 (4) 3.5 (4) 3.5 3.5 3.7 (P) 3.8

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm (3)

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1,565.9 1,570.1 1,573.9 1,580.6 1,573.8 (P) 1,575.4

12-month % change

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0.9 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.0 (P) 1.0

Mining and Logging (3)

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2.2 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.2 (P) 2.3

12-month % change

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0.0 0.0 4.5 0.0 -4.3 (P) -4.2

Construction (3)

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78.6 81.3 82.9 82.6 82.4 (P) 86.0

12-month % change

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2.9 6.0 7.4 6.4 5.4 (P) 9.6

Manufacturing (3)

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214.9 215.1 215.7 214.2 213.9 (P) 210.9

12-month % change

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-0.7 -0.8 -0.6 -1.6 -1.5 (P) -2.8

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (3)

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316.9 316.7 317.2 320.0 319.0 (P) 319.9

12-month % change

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1.3 1.1 1.0 1.6 1.1 (P) 1.4

Information (3)

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24.0 24.0 23.9 24.1 23.5 (P) 23.4

12-month % change

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-6.6 -5.9 -6.3 -4.7 -6.7 (P) -6.4

Financial Activities (3)

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106.5 106.6 106.9 107.3 107.8 (P) 107.3

12-month % change

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2.0 2.2 2.5 2.7 3.0 (P) 2.2

Professional & Business Services (3)

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139.9 139.8 139.6 138.7 136.2 (P) 137.1

12-month % change

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1.8 1.3 1.4 0.4 -1.4 (P) -1.1

Education & Health Services (3)

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225.6 226.0 226.6 227.5 229.2 (P) 228.4

12-month % change

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1.3 1.4 1.6 1.8 2.5 (P) 2.1

Leisure & Hospitality (3)

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140.1 141.3 141.6 143.9 141.5 (P) 141.8

12-month % change

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1.3 1.9 2.0 3.5 1.7 (P) 1.6

Other Services (3)

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61.5 61.4 62.4 63.3 62.9 (P) 63.0

12-month % change

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4.2 3.7 5.6 6.7 6.3 (P) 6.1

Government (3)

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255.7 255.7 254.8 256.7 255.2 (P) 255.3

12-month % change

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-0.1 -0.2 -0.4 0.4 -0.2 (P) 0.0

Footnotes
(1) Number of persons, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(2) In percent, seasonally adjusted.
(3) Number of jobs, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(4) Reflects revised population controls, model reestimation, and new seasonal adjustment.
(P) Preliminary

Title BLS Subject Product Type Date Published
Davenport Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Apr 2016
Des Moines Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Apr 2016
Omaha Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Apr 2016
Midwest Economy - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table Apr 2016
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – Midwest Consumer price indexes Table Apr 2016
Midwest Economy - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table Apr 2016
Midwest Consumer Price Index Card Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Apr 2016
Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization, Iowa — 2015 Unemployment News Release Mar 2016
County Employment and Wages in Iowa — Second Quarter 2015 Employment, Pay News Release Jan 2016
Consumer Expenditures for the U.S., regions, and select metropolitan areas Consumer spending Table Dec 2015
Consumer Price Index Historical Table for the Midwest Consumer price indexes Table Apr 2016
Midwest Consumer Price Index Card - PDF Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Apr 2016
Consumer Price Index, Midwest Region – March 2016 Consumer price indexes News Release Apr 2016
West North Central Division and State Unemployment – 2012 Unemployment News Release May 2013
Occupational Employment and Wages in Des Moines-West Des Moines — May 2014 Employment, Pay News Release Sep 2015
Occupational Employment and Wages in Iowa City – May 2014 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2015
Midwest Economy - Union Membership Employment Table Feb 2016
Occupational Employment and Wages in Omaha-Council Bluffs — May 2014 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2015
Midwest Economy - Safety and Health Statistics Workplace injuries and illnesses Table Jan 2016
Fatal Work Injuries in Iowa — 2014 Workplace fatalities News Release Dec 2015
Union Membership Historical Table for Iowa Employment Table Feb 2016
Business Employment Dynamics Regional Historical Table Employment Table Jan 2016
Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – December 2015 Benefits, Pay News Release Mar 2016
Occupational Employment and Wages in Davenport-Moline-Rock Island — May 2014 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2015
Business Employment Dynamics in Iowa — Fourth Quarter 2014 Employment News Release Sep 2015
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