Laborshed Studies

Laborshed studies were completed and compiled in 2020 to illustrate the characteristics of the labor force market in the Northwest Iowa Region. 

A laborshed is defined as the area or region from which an employment center draws its commuting workers. They also show underemployment, availability of labor and likeliness of the employed or not employed to change or accept employment.

Click on the links below to view Laborshed data for specific areas in our region in an interactive format.

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Interactive Reports

Northwest Iowa Development Region Northwest Iowa Development Region
Le Mars Le Mars
Rock Rapids / Lyon County Rock Rapids / Lyon County
Sheldon / O'Brien County Sheldon / O'Brien County
Sibley / Osceola County Sibley / Osceola County
Sioux Center / Sioux County Sioux Center / Sioux County




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