Data and Resources


Workforce Data

Greater Dubuque is 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

October 2018  
Percent Unemployed 1.7%
Total Nonagricultural Employment  60,800

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


Downloadable Resources

Watch the 2018 Winter Workforce Breakfast