Iowa Economic Trends

Access data and analysis for common statewide indicators of the condition of the Iowa economy.
Economic Indicator Descriptions - Brief description of the indicators available on this webpage.
Consolidated Comments - Current analysis for the 13 indicators in a single document.
Select the Indicator Data title below to access indicator data in Excel format.
Frequency Indicator Data Source Most Recent Data Released LSA Comments and Analysis Next Release from Source
Annual

Iowa Population

Iowa population since 1900 and population change components since 2010

01/07/2020 March 2021
Monthly

Unemployment Claims

Number of Iowa unemployment claims in a month

03/29/2021 04/16/2021
Annual

Iowa Gross Domestic Product (State GDP)

Iowa GDP - The value of all goods and services produced in the state

09/18/2020 May 2021
Monthly

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia State Coincident Index

State coincident economic indicator produced by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

02/18/2021 04/02/21
Quarterly

Iowa Personal Income and Wage/Salary Income

State personal income and wage and salary income quarterly estimates

12/18/2020 03/24/2021
Monthly

Iowa Nonfarm Employment

Monthly employment numbers through the nonfarm series.

03/29/2021 04/16/2021
Monthly

Department of Revenue — Iowa Leading Indicators Index

Indicator of the Iowa economy immediate future

03/29/2021 04/01/2021
Monthly

Iowa New Vehicle Registrations

Number of new vehicles registered in Iowa each month

03/24/2021 01/31/2020
Monthly

Iowa New Vehicle Registrations

Number of new vehicles registered in Iowa each month

03/24/2021 01/31/2020
Monthly

Employment-Population Ratio

Working Iowans as a % of population age 16 and older.

03/29/2021 04/16/2021
Monthly

Iowa Housing Permits

Number and value of housing building permits issued in Iowa

03/24/2021 04/23/2021
Quarterly

Iowa House Price Index

Index of Iowa housing values - All transaction price index

02/24/2021 05/25/2021
Monthly

Iowa Employment — Household Survey

Number of Iowans working or looking for work.

03/29/2021 04/16/2021
Monthly

Farm Commodity Prices — Corn and Soybean Prices

Price of corn and soybeans

04/09/2021 04/30/2021