State Unemployment Rates Up Slightly

iowa JOBSDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A state agency says Iowa’s unemployment rate rose slightly in July to 4.5 percent.

The rate released Monday by Iowa Workforce Development was up from 4.4 percent in June. The number of unemployed Iowans was 76,900 in July, up from 74,300 in June.

Iowa’s unemployment rate is well below the national rate of 6.2 percent. And Iowa’s rate is lower than it was a year ago when it came in at 4.8 percent.

Gov. Terry Branstad pledged to create 200,000 new jobs in five years during his 2010 campaign. Since he took office in January of 2011, federal labor data shows the state has seen a net gain of 74,000 jobs.

Iowa Local Labor Force Data

                           MONTHLY LABOR FORCE DATA

                                   JUNE  2014                     JULY  2014

                        LABOR                        LABOR
                        FORCE    EMP    UNEMP RATE   FORCE    EMP    UNEMP RATE

IOWA (SEASONALLY ADJ). 1699000 1624700  74300  4.4  1700700 1623800  76900  4.5

MULTIPLE-COUNTY MSA'S: (NOT SEASONALLY ADJ.)

CEDAR RAPIDS MSA .....  149700  142900   6800  4.5   149900  143000   6900  4.6
DES MOINES-W DSM MSA .  335200  320900  14300  4.3   335700  321600  14100  4.2
IOWA CITY MSA ........   96600   93200   3400  3.5    98000   94500   3500  3.6
SIOUX CITY MSA .......   79600   75800   3800  4.7    79800   76200   3700  4.6
WATERLOO - CF MSA ....   96100   91800   4400  4.5    96900   92500   4300  4.5
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COUNTIES: (NOT SEASONALLY ADJ.)

ADAIR ................    4570    4410    160  3.5     4580    4420    160  3.4
ADAMS ................    2180    2100     80  3.8     2190    2100     80  3.8
ALLAMAKEE ............    7900    7490    410  5.2     8000    7600    400  4.9
APPANOOSE ............    6150    5790    370  5.9     6110    5740    370  6.0
AUDUBON ..............    3180    3030    150  4.7     3260    3120    140  4.4
BENTON (PART OF MSA)..   14000   13400    600  4.6    14000   13400    600  4.3
BLACK HAWK
   (PART OF MSA)......   75000   71500   3500  4.7    75600   72100   3500  4.7
BOONE (MICRO) ........   15990   15420    570  3.5    15970   15440    530  3.3
BREMER (PART OF MSA) .   14200   13600    600  4.0    14300   13800    500  3.8
BUCHANAN .............   11240   10720    520  4.6    11510   10980    520  4.5
BUENA VISTA (MICRO) ..   11120   10560    550  5.0    10960   10420    550  5.0
BUTLER ...............    8920    8600    310  3.5     8990    8670    320  3.6
CALHOUN ..............    5110    4880    230  4.6     5090    4870    220  4.3
CARROLL ..............   12270   11880    400  3.2    12480   12090    390  3.1
CASS .................    7830    7510    320  4.1     8060    7750    310  3.9
CEDAR ................   11560   11110    450  3.9    11510   11040    470  4.1
CERRO GORDO
   (PART OF MICRO) ...   24380   23210   1170  4.8    24700   23520   1180  4.8
CHEROKEE .............    7000    6690    300  4.3     6980    6660    320  4.6
CHICKASAW ............    6750    6450    300  4.5     7110    6790    310  4.4
CLARKE ...............    4600    4380    220  4.7     4660    4450    220  4.6
CLAY .................    9280    8930    360  3.8     9620    9100    520  5.4
CLAYTON ..............   10250    9750    490  4.8    10430    9960    470  4.5
CLINTON (MICRO) ......   26650   25270   1390  5.2    26560   25190   1360  5.1
CRAWFORD .............    9680    9320    360  3.8     9620    9280    340  3.5
DALLAS (PART OF MSA) .   41200   39500   1700  4.0    41200   39600   1500  3.7
DAVIS ................    4060    3840    210  5.3     4110    3880    230  5.5
DECATUR ..............    4240    4040    200  4.6     4360    4160    200  4.6
DELAWARE..............   11360   10980    380  3.4    11460   11060    400  3.5
DES MOINES
   (PART OF MICRO) ...   21800   20640   1150  5.3    21680   20520   1170  5.4
DICKINSON (MICRO) ....   10430   10020    410  3.9    10590   10130    450  4.3
DUBUQUE (MSA) ........   55900   53600   2400  4.2    56100   53800   2300  4.1
EMMET ................    5950    5740    220  3.6     5940    5650    290  4.8
FAYETTE ..............   10980   10420    560  5.1    11180   10650    530  4.7
FLOYD ................    8330    7950    380  4.6     8440    8070    370  4.4
FRANKLIN .............    6220    5970    250  3.9     6320    6090    230  3.7
FREMONT ..............    4180    4010    180  4.2     4200    4030    170  4.1
GREENE ...............    5200    4940    260  4.9     5230    4990    240  4.6
GRUNDY (PART OF MSA) .    7000    6700    300  4.1     7000    6700    300  3.9
GUTHRIE (PART OF MSA)     5700    5500    200  4.0     5700    5500    200  4.1
HAMILTON .............    6850    6500    340  5.0     6940    6590    350  5.0
HANCOCK ..............    6140    5920    230  3.7     6230    6000    220  3.6
HARDIN ...............    9080    8680    400  4.4     9240    8850    390  4.3
HARRISON (PART OF MSA)    7210    6930    290  4.0     7210    6920    290  4.0

                            MONTHLY LABOR FORCE DATA

                                   JUNE  2014                     JULY  2014

COUNTIES:               LABOR                        LABOR
(NOT SEASONALLY ADJ.)   FORCE    EMP    UNEMP RATE   FORCE    EMP    UNEMP RATE

HENRY ................    9390    8930    470  5.0     9480    9020    460  4.8
HOWARD ...............    4950    4740    210  4.2     5040    4840    210  4.1
HUMBOLDT .............    5290    5080    210  4.0     5230    5020    210  4.0
IDA ..................    4120    3990    140  3.3     4210    4080    130  3.2
IOWA .................    8900    8470    430  4.9     9160    8730    430  4.7
JACKSON ..............   10950   10420    540  4.9    11150   10620    520  4.7
JASPER (MICRO) .......   17760   16880    890  5.0    17440   16560    870  5.0
JEFFERSON ............    7940    7530    420  5.2     8090    7680    410  5.1
JOHNSON (PART OF MSA)    84400   81400   3000  3.5    85600   82600   3100  3.6
JONES (PART OF MSA) ..   10700   10200    500  4.8    10700   10200    600  5.3
KEOKUK ...............    5790    5540    250  4.3     5780    5520    260  4.4
KOSSUTH ..............    9500    9210    290  3.1     9600    9310    290  3.0
LEE (PART OF MICRO) ..   17180   15930   1250  7.3    17180   15990   1200  7.0
LINN (PART OF MSA) ...  125000  119400   5600  4.5   125100  119400   5700  4.6
LOUISA (PART OF MICRO)    6090    5820    260  4.3     6150    5890    260  4.2
LUCAS ................    4720    4540    180  3.8     4720    4540    180  3.9
LYON .................    7720    7540    180  2.4     8020    7840    180  2.2
MADISON (PART OF MSA)     8400    8000    400  4.2     8400    8000    300  4.2
MAHASKA (MICRO) ......   11580   11030    550  4.7    11670   11130    540  4.6
MARION (MICRO) .......   17130   16400    720  4.2    17200   16500    700  4.1
MARSHALL (MICRO) .....   20230   19180   1050  5.2    20380   19360   1020  5.0
MILLS (PART OF MSA) ..    7810    7490    320  4.1     7810    7490    330  4.2
MITCHELL .............    5610    5390    220  3.9     5820    5610    210  3.5
MONONA ...............    4620    4380    240  5.2     4710    4460    250  5.3
MONROE ...............    4400    4200    200  4.6     4330    4130    200  4.5
MONTGOMERY ...........    5150    4920    230  4.4     5150    4910    230  4.5
MUSCATINE
   (PART OF MICRO) ...   24160   23030   1130  4.7    24390   23300   1090  4.5
O BRIEN ..............    7980    7700    280  3.5     8000    7690    300  3.8
OSCEOLA ..............    3190    3070    120  3.7     3260    3140    120  3.7
PAGE .................    7480    7140    340  4.5     7510    7180    340  4.5
PALO ALTO ............    5210    5030    180  3.5     5280    5070    220  4.1
PLYMOUTH .............   15320   14800    530  3.4    15580   15080    500  3.2
POCAHONTAS ...........    4360    4200    160  3.6     4430    4270    150  3.4
POLK (PART OF MSA) ...  253000  242000  11000  4.3   253400  242600  10900  4.3
POTTAWATTAMIE
   (PART OF MSA) .....   49310   47130   2180  4.4    49250   47100   2150  4.4
POWESHIEK ............   10400    9950    460  4.4    10360    9900    460  4.4
RINGGOLD .............    2460    2360    100  3.9     2520    2420    110  4.2
SAC ..................    5960    5730    230  3.8     6040    5820    220  3.6
SCOTT (PART OF MSA) ..   91350   85920   5430  5.9    91940   86380   5570  6.1
SHELBY ...............    8130    7890    240  2.9     8240    8010    230  2.8
SIOUX ................   19940   19300    650  3.2    20260   19630    630  3.1
STORY (MSA) ..........   49100   47200   1900  3.8    49300   47400   1900  3.8
TAMA .................    8740    8270    480  5.5     8940    8490    450  5.0
TAYLOR ...............    3420    3290    130  3.8     3510    3370    140  4.0
UNION ................    7010    6680    330  4.7     6970    6640    330  4.8
VAN BUREN ............    3880    3700    190  4.8     3920    3740    180  4.6
WAPELLO (MICRO) ......   18440   17400   1040  5.6    18430   17400   1040  5.6
WARREN (PART OF MSA) .   26900   25800   1100  4.1    27000   25900   1100  4.0
WASHINGTON
   (PART OF MSA) .....   12200   11800    500  3.7    12400   11900    400  3.6
WAYNE ................    3410    3260    150  4.3     3380    3230    150  4.4
WEBSTER (MICRO) ......   19260   18150   1120  5.8    18950   17820   1120  5.9
WINNEBAGO ............    5250    5010    250  4.7     5300    5060    240  4.4
WINNESHIEK ...........   11670   11180    490  4.2    11710   11230    470  4.0
WOODBURY (PART OF MSA)   56200   53700   2500  4.5    56400   53800   2500  4.5
WORTH (PART OF MICRO).    4210    4030    170  4.1     4250    4090    160  3.7
WRIGHT ...............    7070    6760    310  4.4     7300    6990    310  4.2

                            MONTHLY LABOR FORCE DATA

                                   JUNE  2014                     JULY  2014

MULTI-CNTY MICRO AREAS  LABOR                        LABOR
(NOT SEASONALLY ADJ.)   FORCE    EMP    UNEMP RATE   FORCE    EMP    UNEMP RATE

BURLINGTON ...........   25640   24270   1370  5.4    25470   24090   1380  5.4
FORT MADISON-KEOKUK ..   20590   19100   1490  7.2    20670   19170   1500  7.3
MASON CITY ...........   28580   27240   1340  4.7    28940   27610   1330  4.6
MUSCATINE ............   30250   28850   1400  4.6    30540   29190   1350  4.4
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CITIES: (NOT SEASONALLY ADJ.)

AMES .................   33300   32000   1200  3.7    33400   32200   1200  3.7
ANKENY ...............   29900   29000    900  3.0    29900   29000    900  2.9
BETTENDORF ...........   18760   17890    880  4.7    18860   17980    880  4.7
BURLINGTON ...........   13480   12720    760  5.6    13430   12640    790  5.9
CEDAR FALLS ..........   25100   24200    900  3.5    25300   24400    900  3.5
CEDAR RAPIDS .........   73500   70100   3300  4.6    73600   70200   3500  4.7
CLINTON ..............   13770   13020    750  5.5    13730   12990    740  5.4
COUNCIL BLUFFS .......   32190   30680   1510  4.7    32170   30660   1510  4.7
DAVENPORT ............   53400   49900   3500  6.5    53750   50170   3590  6.7
DES MOINES ...........  111600  106100   5500  4.9   111900  106400   5500  5.0
DUBUQUE ..............   33400   31900   1500  4.5    33500   32000   1400  4.3
FORT DODGE ...........   13000   12230    780  6.0    12790   12010    790  6.1
IOWA CITY ............   44100   42500   1600  3.5    44800   43100   1700  3.7
MARION ...............   21800   21000    800  3.6    21700   21000    700  3.4
MARSHALLTOWN .........   13170   12470    690  5.3    13280   12590    680  5.1
MASON CITY ...........   15150   14400    750  4.9    15360   14600    760  5.0
OTTUMWA ..............   12360   11580    770  6.3    12350   11580    770  6.2
SIOUX CITY ...........   45000   43000   2000  4.5    45100   43100   2000  4.5
URBANDALE ............   25000   24200    800  3.4    25000   24200    800  3.2
WATERLOO .............   36300   34400   2000  5.5    36600   34600   2000  5.4
WEST DES MOINES ......   36500   35200   1300  3.5    36500   35300   1200  3.4


U.S. (SEASONALLY ADJ)*
  * FIGURES ROUNDED TO NEAREST THOUSAND


SOURCE: LABOR MARKET AND ECONOMIC RESEARCH BUREAU, IOWA WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
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