The labor force in Iowa was 1,711,705 in February 2016, up from 1,698,325 in January 2016, and up from 1,696,609 one year ago in February 2015. Employment was 1,634,452 in February 2016, up from 1,621,938 in January 2016, and up from 1,621,374 one year ago in February 2015.