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

12/18/2017 Dec. 2018
Annual

Iowa Gross Domestic Product (State GDP)

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

05/16/2018 May 2019
Quarterly

Iowa Personal Income and Wage/Salary Income

State personal income and wage and salary income quarterly estimates

09/25/2018 12/20/2018
Monthly

Employment-Population Ratio

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

11/16/2018 12/21/2018
Monthly

Iowa Employment — Household Survey

Number of Iowans working or looking for work.

11/16/2018 12/21/2018
Monthly

Iowa Nonfarm Employment

Monthly employment numbers through the nonfarm series.

11/21/2018 12/21/2018
Quarterly

Iowa House Price Index

Index of Iowa housing values - All transaction price index

11/28/2018 02/26/2019
Monthly

Unemployment Claims

Number of Iowa unemployment claims in a month

11/29/2018 Dec. 2018
Monthly

Iowa Housing Permits

Number and value of housing building permits issued in Iowa

11/29/2018 12/27/2018

Farm Commodity Prices

Price of corn and soybeans

12/03/2018 11/29/2018

Farm Commodity Prices

Price of corn and soybeans

12/03/2018 11/29/2018
Monthly

Department of Revenue — Iowa Leading Indicators Index

Indicator of the Iowa economy immediate future

12/03/2018 01/07/2019