The labor force in Iowa was 1,703,992 in July 2017, up from 1,702,630 in June 2017, and down from 1,723,032 one year ago in July 2016. Employment was 1,651,021 in July 2017, up from 1,647,820 in June 2017, and down from 1,659,777 one year ago in July 2016.