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Jan
16

Consumer Price Index, Midwest Region – December 2014

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) in the Midwest was down 0.7 percent in December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Jan
15

County Employment and Wages in Iowa – Second Quarter 2014

The five largest counties in Iowa reported employment growth from June 2013 to June 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Dec
11

Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – September 2014

Employer costs for employee compensation in private industry among the four regions of the country ranged from $27.38 per hour in the South to $34.95 in the Northeast during September 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Iowa Economy at a Glance:

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Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force (1)

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1,700.6 1,702.9 1,707.4 1,711.4 1,713.5 (P) 1,713.9

Employment (1)

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1,623.9 1,626.4 1,629.7 1,634.8 1,639.8 (P) 1,642.9

Unemployment (1)

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76.7 76.5 77.7 76.7 73.6 (P) 71.1

Unemployment Rate (2)

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4.5 4.5 4.6 4.5 4.3 (P) 4.1

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm (3)

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1,553.3 1,554.9 1,557.1 1,556.9 1,558.5 (P) 1,560.6

12-month % change

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1.3 1.3 1.5 1.0 1.0 (P) 1.1

Mining and Logging (3)

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2.4 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.5 (P) 2.5

12-month % change

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9.1 13.6 9.1 4.3 8.7 (P) 8.7

Construction (3)

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71.8 70.6 72.0 73.7 72.4 (P) 72.9

12-month % change

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5.6 3.1 5.1 6.8 4.0 (P) 6.9

Manufacturing (3)

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214.7 214.1 214.3 213.4 213.0 (P) 214.6

12-month % change

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0.4 0.0 0.0 -1.4 -1.5 (P) -1.2

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (3)

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313.0 313.3 312.2 315.9 315.7 (P) 314.7

12-month % change

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0.5 0.5 0.1 1.3 0.8 (P) -0.6

Information (3)

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25.6 25.5 25.4 25.4 25.2 (P) 25.1

12-month % change

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-1.9 -2.3 -2.3 -2.3 -2.3 (P) -2.0

Financial Activities (3)

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104.3 104.6 104.6 104.4 104.7 (P) 104.4

12-month % change

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0.8 1.0 0.7 0.5 1.3 (P) 1.4

Professional & Business Services (3)

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134.6 135.3 135.2 134.5 135.5 (P) 137.0

12-month % change

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2.0 2.0 2.0 1.7 2.2 (P) 3.1

Education & Health Services (3)

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227.1 226.8 228.0 230.5 231.1 (P) 231.0

12-month % change

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1.6 1.3 2.0 1.6 2.2 (P) 2.5

Leisure & Hospitality (3)

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138.2 139.8 138.5 135.4 137.3 (P) 137.6

12-month % change

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1.0 2.2 1.4 -2.2 -1.2 (P) -0.4

Other Services (3)

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59.0 58.8 59.1 58.6 58.3 (P) 58.9

12-month % change

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1.2 0.7 1.4 2.1 0.2 (P) 1.2

Government (3)

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262.6 263.6 265.4 262.7 262.8 (P) 261.9

12-month % change

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1.8 2.3 3.6 2.2 2.3 (P) 2.1

Footnotes
(1) Number of persons, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(2) In percent, seasonally adjusted.
(3) Number of jobs, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(P) Preliminary

Title BLS Subject Product Type Date Published
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Des Moines Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
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Omaha Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Jan 2015
Midwest Economy - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table Jan 2015
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – Midwest Consumer price indexes Table Jan 2015
Midwest Economy - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table Jan 2015
Midwest Consumer Price Index Card Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Jan 2015
Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization, Iowa – 2013 Unemployment News Release Apr 2014
County Employment and Wages in Iowa – Second Quarter 2014 Employment, Pay News Release Jan 2015
Consumer Expenditures for Selected Areas Consumer spending Table Nov 2014
Consumer Price Index Historical Table for the Midwest Consumer price indexes Table Jan 2015
Midwest Consumer Price Index Card - PDF Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Jan 2015
Consumer Price Index, Midwest Region – December 2014 Consumer price indexes News Release Jan 2015
West North Central Division and State Unemployment – 2012 Unemployment News Release May 2013
Occupational Employment and Wages in Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa MSA – May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release May 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Iowa City, Iowa MSA – May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Midwest Economy - Union Membership Employment Table Oct 2014
Midwest Economy - Safety and Health Statistics Workplace injuries and illnesses Table Jan 2015
Fatal Work Injuries in Iowa — 2013 Workplace fatalities News Release Dec 2014
Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – September 2014 Benefits, Pay News Release Dec 2014
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