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 Dec. 2020
Monthly

Unemployment Claims

Number of Iowa unemployment claims in a month

04/02/2020 April 2020
Annual

Iowa Gross Domestic Product (State GDP)

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

07/05/2019 May 2020
Monthly

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia State Coincident Index

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

04/06/2020 04/10/2020
Quarterly

Iowa Personal Income and Wage/Salary Income

State personal income and wage and salary income quarterly estimates

03/31/2020 06/23/2020
Monthly

Iowa Nonfarm Employment

Monthly employment numbers through the nonfarm series.

04/02/2020 04/17/2020
Monthly

Iowa New Vehicle Registrations

Number of new vehicles registered in Iowa each month

01/06/2020 01/31/2020
Monthly

Employment-Population Ratio

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

03/31/2020 04/17/2020
Monthly

Iowa Housing Permits

Number and value of housing building permits issued in Iowa

03/24/2020 04/23/2020
Quarterly

Iowa House Price Index

Index of Iowa housing values - All transaction price index

02/25/2020 05/26/2020
Monthly

Iowa Employment — Household Survey

Number of Iowans working or looking for work.

03/31/2020 04/17/2020
Monthly

Farm Commodity Prices — Corn and Soybean Prices

Price of corn and soybeans

04/02/2020 04/30/2020
Monthly

Department of Revenue — Iowa Leading Indicators Index

Indicator of the Iowa economy immediate future

04/06/2020 05/01/2020