Labor and Wage Data


An educated and dedicated workforce

Greater Dubuque serves as a magnet for professionals and skilled tradespersons. Our many educational institutions provide customized training and development courses tailored to meet the needs of area businesses. Our well-educated workforce includes specialties in high-tech, advanced manufacturing, health care, financial services, and many more specialized fields and Dubuque’s lower wage rates and cost of living reduces your cost of doing business.

Below you’ll find resources to help you better understand the labor force.

Current Labor Force Summary

November 2017  
Percent Unemployed 2.4%
Total Nonagricultural Employment  60,600

For the most current labor force data, see
Source: Iowa Workforce Development