Labor Force

Monroe County Labor Force Data . . . .

Laborshed studies provide community economic developers and existing or prospective employers a flexible tool to understand the local labor market and make informed expansion and site selection decisions.

A Laborshed is defined as the area or region from which an employment center draws its commuting workers. Laborshed studies show the distribution of the workers irrespective of natural or political boundaries. Laborsheds also address underemployment, the availability and willingness of current and prospective employees to change employment within the workforce, current and desired occupations, wages, hours worked and distance willing to commute to work.

 Monroe County Laborshed Executive Summary - January 2008 - PDF Format
 Complete Monroe County Laborshed Report - January 2008 - PDF Format
 Opportunity2 Regional Laborshed Executive Summary - January 2008 - PDF Format

(Eight county regional laborshed centered around Albia and Monroe County)

We can also create industry specific reports for Monroe County.  If you are interested in a detailed report for a certain job skill or industry type, please contact us at:

 Dave Johnson, President
 Dan Tometich, CDS

 Bates Building         
 1 Benton Avenue West         
 Albia, Iowa 52531-1942
 Tel. 641.932.7233         
 Fax. 641.932.3044         


Other Recent Area Laborshed Reports . . .

 2007 Oskaloosa Area Laborshed Executive Summary - PDF Format
 2006 Ottumwa Area Laborshed Executive Summary - PDF Format

For further information on Iowa Workforce Development Laborsheds contact:
Research & Strategic Initiatives Unit
Iowa Workforce Development
Telephone: (515) 281-4896
Fax:  (515) 281-9656