United States Congress Joint Economic Committee

Iowa

December 2022

Labor Market (BLS/Haver)
Most Recent Prior Month 12 Mo. Prior
Iowa Unemployment (U-3) 2.9% 2.7% 4.0%
U.S. Official Rate (U-3) 4.8% 5.2% 7.8%
U.S. "Real" Rate (U-6) 7.3% 7.7% 11.7%
Iowa Labor Force Participation Rate 67.7% 67.7% 66.8%
U.S. Labor Force Participation Rate 62.1% 62.2% 61.9%
Prices (BLS/Haver, AAA)
Most Recent Prior Month 12 Mo. Prior
CPI-U Inflation 6.8% 6.2% 1.2%
"Core" CPI Inflation 4.9% 4.6% 1.6%
National Gas/gal. Updated 12/4/22 12:00 AM $3.41 $3.79 $3.36
Iowa Gas/gal. $3.13 $3.56 $3.09
Midwest Region: Loaf of Bread $1.51 $1.45 $1.42
Midwest Region: Milk/gal. $2.57 $2.62 $2.17
Economic Growth (BEA, WSJ/Haver)
U.S. Real GDP
Q2/2022 (3rd Estimate)
-0.6%
IA Real GDP
Q2/2022
-0.8%
S&P 500 (YTD)
-14.57% Updated 12/3/22 5:00 AM
Minimum Wage (DOL/WHD)
National Hourly Rate
$7.25
IA Hourly Rate
$7.25
Last Generated: 12/4/22 5:15 AM