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

January 2019  
Percent Unemployed 3.4%
Total Nonagricultural Employment  60,200


For the most current labor force data, see www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/labor-market-information-division
Source: Iowa Workforce Development

 


Downloadable Resources


Watch the 2018 Winter Workforce Breakfast

 


2018 Laborshed Analysis

For 2018, Iowa Workforce Development provided an interactive presentation of the Laborshed Study results.

Download the 2018 Laborshed Analysis Executive Summary