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Iowa's
Labor Market
Information Division

Unemployment rate

December 2020

       3.1 %

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CURRENT
EMPLOYMENT
STATISTICS

+9,700

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TOTAL NON-FARM EMPLOYMENT
NOVEMBER-TO-DECEMBER 2020
 

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Featured Occupational Wage

 HEAVY AND TRACTOR-TRAILER TRUCK DRIVERS 

MEDIAN HOURLY WAGE:

$19.84

TOTAL ANNUAL OPENINGS: 5,450
(5TH  HIGHEST IN THE STATE)

UNEMPLOYMENT
INSURANCE
INITIAL CLAIMS

MARCH 15 - January 16, 2021

HIGHEST REPORTED INDUSTRIES

MANUFACTURING:
108,632
ACCOMMODATIONS AND FOOD SERVICES:
65,546
HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL SERVICES:
65,126
RETAIL TRADE:
46,889

TOTAL ALL INDUSTRIES:
337,381

 

 

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DECEMBER 2020 Statewide Labor Force

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

1,619,600
1,568,800
50,800
3.1%
65.3%

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

UNEMPLOYMENT
BENEFITS PAID

March 8 - January 16, 2021

REGULAR UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE:
$981,627,162
 UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE EXTENDED BENEFITS:
$17,793,576
 LOST WAGE ASSISTANCE:
$157,152,000
PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE:
$183,814,531
PANDEMIC EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION:
$196,050,800
FEDERAL PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION:
$1,631,341,033