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

03/23/2023 March 2024

Employment-Population Ratio

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

01/23/2024 03/11/2024

Iowa Nonfarm Employment

Monthly employment numbers through the nonfarm series.

01/23/2024 03/11/2024

Unemployment Claims

Number of Iowa unemployment claims in a month

01/23/2024 03/11/2024

Iowa Housing Permits

Number of housing building permits issued in Iowa

02/26/2024 03/25/2024

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia State Coincident Index

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

01/26/2024 03/27/2024

Department of Revenue — Iowa Leading Indicators Index

Indicator of the Iowa economy immediate future

12/04/2023 January 2024

Iowa Employment — Household Survey

Number of Iowans working or looking for work.

01/23/2024 03/11/2024

Iowa House Price Index

Index of Iowa housing values - All transaction price index

02/27/2024 05/28/2024

Iowa Gross Domestic Product (State GDP)

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

03/31/2023 03/31/2024

Iowa Personal Income and Wage/Salary Income

State personal income and wage and salary income quarterly estimates

12/22/2023 03/29/2024