Data and Resources
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
|Total Nonagricultural Employment||59,200|
For the most current labor force data, see www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/labor-market-information-division
Source: Iowa Workforce Development
Skill Gap Analysis
Watch the 2019 Winter Workforce Breakfast
For 2021, Iowa Workforce Development provided an interactive presentation of the Laborshed Study results.