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Iowa Workforce Development Board
Diane Oak Goode, Board Administrator
1000 E. Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: 515-242-0056
Fax: 515-281-4698
Email: diane.goode@iwd.iowa.gov

Key Workforce Priorities

  1. Creating 200,000+ jobs
  2. Realizing a 25% increase in family income
  3. Achieving a 15% reduction in the cost of government
  4. Developing the best public school system in the nation.

Fast Facts

  • Iowa’s 2010 population totaled 3,046,355, which was up 4.1 percent from the 2000 decennial census. The U.S. population grew by 9.7 percent from 2000 to 2010.
  • Iowa’s 2010 population ranks 30th in the nation.
  • For December 2010, Iowa reported the 6th lowest unemployment rate in the nation at 6.3%.
  • Iowa’s preliminary labor force figure for 2010 is 1,678,900. The 2010 preliminary unemployment rate is 6.7%.
  • According to the state’s industry employment projections for 2008-2018, all industries are expected to grow by 10.5% over the ten-year period
  • Iowa’s high-growth industries for the 2008-2018 period will include: Internet Service Providers (Web Search), Other Information Services; Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services; Ambulatory Health Care Services, and Social Assistance.

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