Iowa Workforce Development Annual Report Fiscal Year 2013

(2013) Iowa Workforce Development Annual Report Fiscal Year 2013. Iowa Workforce Development

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Abstract

The past fiscal year brought some improvements in the Iowa economy that should position the state for stronger hiring in the year ahead. The housing market is on solid footing, and hiring is broader in scope, including a number of the service-providing industries that had been on hold for some time. State and local government fiscal conditions have also stabilized due to a rise in tax revenues. This means that government cutbacks will be less of a drag on overall job growth. During FY 2013, Iowa’s non-farm jobs advanced by 19,200 (+1.3 percent) compared to 23,000 (+1.6 percent) for the prior fiscal year. Although manufacturing continued to post the largest over the year job gain at close to 5,600, job growth shifted away from manufacturing to the service providing industries by mid-year. Annual job gains of 2,000 or more were reflected in professional and business services, education and health, leisure and hospitality, retail trade and financial activities. Statewide non-farm employment averaged 1,517,700 in FY 2013, the highest level achieved since the record of 1,524,800 in FY 2008.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Annual Report, Workforce Development, Employment
Subjects: Business and industry
Business and industry > Economic development
Business and industry > Economic forecasts
Business and industry > Employment
State government
ID Code: 16324
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 12 Mar 2014 13:32
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2014 13:32
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/16324