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 Dec. 2020

Unemployment Claims

Number of Iowa unemployment claims in a month

08/06/2020 Sept. 2020

Iowa Gross Domestic Product (State GDP)

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

07/05/2019 May 2020

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia State Coincident Index

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

07/29/2020 08/26/2020

Iowa Personal Income and Wage/Salary Income

State personal income and wage and salary income quarterly estimates

06/25/2020 09/24/2020

Iowa Nonfarm Employment

Monthly employment numbers through the nonfarm series.

07/17/2020 08/21/2020

Iowa New Vehicle Registrations

Number of new vehicles registered in Iowa each month

08/07/2020 01/31/2020

Employment-Population Ratio

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

07/17/2020 08/21/2020

Iowa Housing Permits

Number and value of housing building permits issued in Iowa

07/29/2020 0/25/2020

Iowa House Price Index

Index of Iowa housing values - All transaction price index

05/27/2020 08/25/20

Iowa Employment — Household Survey

Number of Iowans working or looking for work.

07/17/2020 08/21/2020

Department of Revenue — Iowa Leading Indicators Index

Indicator of the Iowa economy immediate future

08/06/2020 09/01/2020