Iowa's Long-Term and Short-Term Occupational Projections (Forecasts)
Occupational projections, also known as forecasts, provide detailed information on the estimated activity for each occupation in areas of employment, growth rate, openings, wages, career preparation and skill requirements. Data is available for the State of Iowa and local areas.
Occupational Projections Data Tool
Data can be viewed and explored in the Tableau visualization below. Navigate the various tables and charts by using the five tabs at the top of the frame. Data can be customized by selecting a time-span, followed by level of detail, geography and occupational title. As selections are made the table and chart will update accordingly. The tables can be sorted by hovering over the column headings and clicking the icon that appears. To view occupations by education level use the filter to the right of the chart. The data is also available in a CSV file and a series of Excel files. Click the buttons below to download the files. Summary reports, by IWD region, are provided in a drop-down menu at the bottom of the page (note: all of these reports are PDF files).
Long-term data (2018-2028) is available for Iowa and fifteen Iowa Workforce Development regions. The short-term data (2020-2022) is available for Iowa and nine Local Workforce Development Areas. The 2020-2030 occupation forecasts will be created for the state and nine Local Workforce Development Areas in the summer of 2022.
If you need help determining which area you want to research click here for area definitions.
Occupational information may be missing in cases where limited information for an occupation is available.