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

Iowa Population

Iowa population since 1900 and population change components since 2010

01/07/2020 March 2021

Employment-Population Ratio

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

05/25/2021 06/23/2021

Iowa Nonfarm Employment

Monthly employment numbers through the nonfarm series.

05/25/2021 06/23/2021

Farm Commodity Prices — Corn and Soybean Prices

Price of corn and soybeans

05/05/2021 May 28, 2021

Unemployment Claims

Number of Iowa unemployment claims in a month

06/10/2021 06/22/2021

Iowa Housing Permits

Number and value of housing building permits issued in Iowa

05/27/2021 06/23/2021

Iowa Employment — Household Survey

Number of Iowans working or looking for work.

05/25/2021 06/23/2021

Iowa House Price Index

Index of Iowa housing values - All transaction price index

05/27/2021 08/31/2021

Iowa Gross Domestic Product (State GDP)

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

09/18/2020 May 2021

Iowa Personal Income and Wage/Salary Income

State personal income and wage and salary income quarterly estimates

04/19/2021 06/22/2021