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Iowa's
Labor Market
Information Division

Unemployment rate

October 2020

       3.6 %

More Data

+10,600

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TOTAL NON-FARM EMPLOYMENT
SEPTEMBER-TO-OCTOBER 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 - November 14, 2020

HIGHEST REPORTED INDUSTRIES

MANUFACTURING:
97,479
ACCOMMODATIONS AND FOOD SERVICES:
60,827
HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL SERVICES:
60,593
RETAIL TRADE:
42,709

TOTAL ALL INDUSTRIES:
327,424

 

 

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OCTOBER 2020 Statewide Labor Force

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

1,632,900
1,574,300
58,500
3.6%
65.8%

*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 - November 14, 2020

REGULAR UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE:
$1,014,804,983
 UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE EXTENDED BENEFITS:
$17,424,410
 LOST WAGE ASSISTANCE:
$154,634,100
PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE:
$146,651,796
PANDEMIC EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION:
$133,210,804
FEDERAL PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION:
$1,620,930,433