Iowa Employment Data by County

County with the Most Businesses: Polk County Iowa, 16,744
County with the Most Employees: Polk County Iowa, 262,731
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Polk County Iowa, $1,069
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Marshall County Iowa, 5.9%



Adair County Iowa

Total Businesses2580.3% of state total
Total Employment2,3030.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$68775.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade3212.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade35015.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places145.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Nursing care facilities skilled nursing1667.2% of county employees



Adams County Iowa

Total Businesses1320.1% of state total
Total Employment1,0070.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$73881.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate1.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare2015.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare30530.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places64.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Farm supplies merchant wholesalers636.3% of county employees



Allamakee County Iowa

Total Businesses4260.4% of state total
Total Employment3,9850.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$66673.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade6415.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,07226.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places235.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1954.9% of county employees



Appanoose County Iowa

Total Businesses3260.3% of state total
Total Employment3,9220.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$66973.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade5115.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing94624.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places195.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Supermarkets and other grocery stores1714.4% of county employees



Audubon County Iowa

Total Businesses1930.2% of state total
Total Employment1,3950.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$69076.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction2412.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Agriculture and forestry30421.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Other specialized trucking local84.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Farm supplies merchant wholesalers473.4% of county employees



Benton County Iowa

Total Businesses6050.6% of state total
Total Employment4,3940.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$72379.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade8213.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade92921.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Services for the elderly and disabled244.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Nursing care facilities skilled nursing2215.0% of county employees



Black Hawk County Iowa

Total Businesses3,6543.8% of state total
Total Employment63,7064.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$87696.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade53114.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing14,31522.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2105.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4,9397.8% of county employees



Boone County Iowa

Total Businesses6580.7% of state total
Total Employment6,8440.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$72680.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction8713.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare1,14616.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places294.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Nursing care facilities skilled nursing4937.2% of county employees



Bremer County Iowa

Total Businesses6660.7% of state total
Total Employment7,9930.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$77485.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade7811.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,51018.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places345.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places5026.3% of county employees



Buchanan County Iowa

Total Businesses5430.6% of state total
Total Employment5,0760.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$69176.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade7313.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,36526.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places224.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2555.0% of county employees



Buena Vista County Iowa

Total Businesses5960.6% of state total
Total Employment9,2660.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$76985.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate1.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade9115.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing3,51938.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places264.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4705.1% of county employees



Butler County Iowa

Total Businesses3740.4% of state total
Total Employment2,6110.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$69276.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade4712.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing72727.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Insurance agencies and brokerages143.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Gasoline stations with convenience stores1475.6% of county employees



Calhoun County Iowa

Total Businesses2850.3% of state total
Total Employment2,1800.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$67274.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade4616.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade33215.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Gasoline stations with convenience stores124.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Gasoline stations with convenience stores1185.4% of county employees



Carroll County Iowa

Total Businesses9110.9% of state total
Total Employment10,2760.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$73981.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate1.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade13214.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1,52414.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places353.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places5685.5% of county employees



Cass County Iowa

Total Businesses4980.5% of state total
Total Employment4,6250.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$67374.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade7314.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade86318.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places234.6% of county businesses
Most Employees General merchandise stores including warehouse clubs and supercenters2365.1% of county employees



Cedar County Iowa

Total Businesses5200.5% of state total
Total Employment4,3570.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$71178.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction6813.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing72716.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places214.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Nursing care facilities skilled nursing2505.7% of county employees



Cerro Gordo County Iowa

Total Businesses1,5881.6% of state total
Total Employment21,8551.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$78486.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade23414.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare5,41624.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places996.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,7908.2% of county employees



Cherokee County Iowa

Total Businesses3980.4% of state total
Total Employment3,7520.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$72880.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade5513.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade59815.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places174.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Nursing care facilities skilled nursing2366.3% of county employees



Chickasaw County Iowa

Total Businesses4100.4% of state total
Total Employment4,1350.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$78887.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction6215.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,31531.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places174.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2095.1% of county employees



Clarke County Iowa

Total Businesses2140.2% of state total
Total Employment3,6790.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$73381.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade3616.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,32035.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places125.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2035.5% of county employees



Clay County Iowa

Total Businesses6640.7% of state total
Total Employment6,9840.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$74882.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade10616.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1,42720.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places416.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places5067.2% of county employees



Clayton County Iowa

Total Businesses5650.6% of state total
Total Employment5,4460.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$75183.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade8715.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing95517.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places274.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Highway street and bridge construction4418.1% of county employees



Clinton County Iowa

Total Businesses1,3211.4% of state total
Total Employment18,5841.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$76284.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare19514.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing4,45124.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places755.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,2036.5% of county employees



Crawford County Iowa

Total Businesses4430.5% of state total
Total Employment5,6120.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$78086.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade6013.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing2,13838.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places194.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2965.3% of county employees



Dallas County Iowa

Total Businesses2,3712.5% of state total
Total Employment39,8823.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,031113.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate1.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services36015.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Finance and insurance12,79732.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Computer systems design and related services1546.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,4946.3% of county employees



Davis County Iowa

Total Businesses2170.2% of state total
Total Employment1,5250.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$65372.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade2913.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade24416.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Hog and pig farming125.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places855.6% of county employees



Decatur County Iowa

Total Businesses1870.2% of state total
Total Employment1,8040.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$60566.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade2714.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Transport and warehousing33018.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Hog and pig farming73.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Gasoline stations with convenience stores764.2% of county employees



Delaware County Iowa

Total Businesses5170.5% of state total
Total Employment5,3560.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$78787.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction6713.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,79033.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places224.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2654.9% of county employees



Des Moines County Iowa

Total Businesses1,2821.3% of state total
Total Employment19,6961.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$79387.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade19915.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing4,77624.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places725.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,6138.2% of county employees



Dickinson County Iowa

Total Businesses8310.9% of state total
Total Employment8,6310.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$68575.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade12214.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,94722.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places566.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places7228.4% of county employees



Dubuque County Iowa

Total Businesses3,1383.2% of state total
Total Employment53,4054.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$85394.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade42513.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing9,28517.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1595.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,3636.3% of county employees



Emmet County Iowa

Total Businesses3070.3% of state total
Total Employment3,1830.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$71779.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade4213.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing64020.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places165.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Nursing care facilities skilled nursing2206.9% of county employees



Fayette County Iowa

Total Businesses6270.6% of state total
Total Employment5,9300.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$67874.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade9014.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade83314.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places264.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Nursing care facilities skilled nursing3525.9% of county employees



Floyd County Iowa

Total Businesses4650.5% of state total
Total Employment5,0700.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$79387.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare5912.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,65732.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households224.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2454.8% of county employees



Franklin County Iowa

Total Businesses3460.4% of state total
Total Employment3,1300.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$80388.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade4111.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing90929.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places123.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Management of companies and enterprises2407.7% of county employees



Fremont County Iowa

Total Businesses2350.2% of state total
Total Employment1,9470.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$66573.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade2811.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade56128.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Corn farming104.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Supermarkets and other grocery stores1266.5% of county employees



Greene County Iowa

Total Businesses2940.3% of state total
Total Employment2,5860.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$76784.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade4113.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing69526.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places124.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1284.9% of county employees



Grundy County Iowa

Total Businesses3300.3% of state total
Total Employment3,2730.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$87897.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare4012.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Construction53716.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Other grain farming123.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Support activities for crop production2006.1% of county employees



Guthrie County Iowa

Total Businesses3200.3% of state total
Total Employment2,1240.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$77485.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction4213.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare35216.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Insurance agencies and brokerages165.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places974.6% of county employees



Hamilton County Iowa

Total Businesses4450.5% of state total
Total Employment4,6870.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$75283.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade6013.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Wholesale trade76716.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Hog and pig farming255.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Farm supplies merchant wholesalers58312.4% of county employees



Hancock County Iowa

Total Businesses3290.3% of state total
Total Employment6,0480.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$82991.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade4313.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing3,24053.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses General freight trucking long-distance103.0% of county businesses
Most Employees General freight trucking long-distance2834.7% of county employees



Hardin County Iowa

Total Businesses6240.6% of state total
Total Employment5,3410.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$77785.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade7912.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade91517.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places223.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Nursing care facilities skilled nursing3486.5% of county employees



Harrison County Iowa

Total Businesses3950.4% of state total
Total Employment3,2640.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$72580.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Wholesale trade4912.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade47314.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places194.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2648.1% of county employees



Henry County Iowa

Total Businesses5690.6% of state total
Total Employment7,9020.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$76985.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services7212.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing2,37430.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places254.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Nursing care facilities skilled nursing3033.8% of county employees



Howard County Iowa

Total Businesses3080.3% of state total
Total Employment3,3170.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$69176.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade4815.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,13234.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places134.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1484.5% of county employees



Humboldt County Iowa

Total Businesses3220.3% of state total
Total Employment3,2320.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$78386.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade4413.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,07733.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Insurance agencies and brokerages134.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Agricultural implement manufacturing33610.4% of county employees



Ida County Iowa

Total Businesses2690.3% of state total
Total Employment3,3070.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$87396.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade3513.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,37841.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Other specialized trucking local114.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Commercial banking1584.8% of county employees



Iowa County Iowa

Total Businesses6600.7% of state total
Total Employment9,1370.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$74982.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade12418.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing4,45548.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places233.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4294.7% of county employees



Jackson County Iowa

Total Businesses6170.6% of state total
Total Employment5,1760.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$62769.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction8113.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade90417.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places254.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4007.7% of county employees



Jasper County Iowa

Total Businesses8420.9% of state total
Total Employment9,5150.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$70177.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade10512.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing2,41225.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places465.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places7287.7% of county employees



Jefferson County Iowa

Total Businesses7470.8% of state total
Total Employment6,3950.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$73981.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services14118.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Finance and insurance94614.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Computer systems design and related services354.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3235.1% of county employees



Johnson County Iowa

Total Businesses4,0754.2% of state total
Total Employment55,8364.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$76384.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate1.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare52913.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade9,46416.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places3127.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places6,90512.4% of county employees



Jones County Iowa

Total Businesses5810.6% of state total
Total Employment5,0050.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$70477.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction9115.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing87817.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places234.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3116.2% of county employees



Keokuk County Iowa

Total Businesses2630.3% of state total
Total Employment1,6210.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$67774.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction3412.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade25315.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Services for the elderly and disabled124.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Nursing care facilities skilled nursing1499.2% of county employees



Kossuth County Iowa

Total Businesses5680.6% of state total
Total Employment5,8610.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$82691.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade8414.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,42924.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places264.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3115.3% of county employees



Lee County Iowa

Total Businesses1,0211.1% of state total
Total Employment13,4611.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$82791.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare13813.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing4,11430.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places525.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places8196.1% of county employees



Linn County Iowa

Total Businesses6,5946.8% of state total
Total Employment116,0078.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,029113.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services78912.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing18,01715.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places3715.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places7,3466.3% of county employees



Louisa County Iowa

Total Businesses2260.2% of state total
Total Employment3,1140.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$76484.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare3415.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,57350.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places114.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Nursing care facilities skilled nursing1906.1% of county employees



Lucas County Iowa

Total Businesses1960.2% of state total
Total Employment2,7370.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$77886.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate1.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade3115.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade44216.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Site preparation contractors73.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Gasoline stations with convenience stores833.0% of county employees



Lyon County Iowa

Total Businesses4650.5% of state total
Total Employment3,9290.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$72680.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate1.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry7015.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing69517.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Beef cattle ranching farming and feedlots194.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Hog and pig farming1924.9% of county employees



Madison County Iowa

Total Businesses4470.5% of state total
Total Employment2,9400.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$68275.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction7216.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade59720.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Wholesale trade agents and brokers153.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1866.3% of county employees



Mahaska County Iowa

Total Businesses5810.6% of state total
Total Employment6,4610.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$75183.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade8815.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,70026.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places254.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4667.2% of county employees



Marion County Iowa

Total Businesses9150.9% of state total
Total Employment15,2541.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$934103.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade11512.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing6,48142.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places495.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places9826.4% of county employees



Marshall County Iowa

Total Businesses9301.0% of state total
Total Employment13,8271.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$83792.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade12613.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing4,41832.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places434.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places8436.1% of county employees



Mills County Iowa

Total Businesses3500.4% of state total
Total Employment2,0980.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$77986.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Wholesale trade4111.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade29414.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Wholesale trade agents and brokers174.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Gasoline stations with convenience stores884.2% of county employees



Mitchell County Iowa

Total Businesses3470.4% of state total
Total Employment3,1770.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$77385.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction5114.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,03632.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Hog and pig farming123.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Nursing care facilities skilled nursing2497.8% of county employees



Monona County Iowa

Total Businesses2580.3% of state total
Total Employment2,0860.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$67074.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade4316.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare70333.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Other grain farming135.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1245.9% of county employees



Monroe County Iowa

Total Businesses2130.2% of state total
Total Employment2,8320.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$912100.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade2813.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,15240.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places146.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1394.9% of county employees



Montgomery County Iowa

Total Businesses3460.4% of state total
Total Employment3,1460.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$73180.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade4513.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing60119.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places133.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Wired and wireless telecommunications carriers1886.0% of county employees



Muscatine County Iowa

Total Businesses1,1071.1% of state total
Total Employment20,8171.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$964106.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade13312.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing7,71337.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places726.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,1255.4% of county employees



Obrien County Iowa

Total Businesses5420.6% of state total
Total Employment5,3200.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$70878.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade7714.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare1,37625.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Residential building construction193.5% of county businesses
Most Employees General freight trucking long-distance2845.3% of county employees



Osceola County Iowa

Total Businesses2330.2% of state total
Total Employment2,1400.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$76084.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate1.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry4619.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing34716.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Other grain farming114.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Other specialized trucking local773.6% of county employees



Page County Iowa

Total Businesses4310.4% of state total
Total Employment4,7680.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$72179.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade6916.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,30327.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places214.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3186.7% of county employees



Palo Alto County Iowa

Total Businesses3140.3% of state total
Total Employment2,8660.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$69877.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade3812.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing57920.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places196.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Nursing care facilities skilled nursing2187.6% of county employees



Plymouth County Iowa

Total Businesses7730.8% of state total
Total Employment9,8780.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$88497.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate1.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade9312.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing2,96230.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places374.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places6816.9% of county employees



Pocahontas County Iowa

Total Businesses2410.2% of state total
Total Employment2,3390.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$85794.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade3112.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing41517.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Grain and field bean merchant wholesalers104.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Nursing care facilities skilled nursing1225.2% of county employees



Polk County Iowa

Total Businesses16,74417.3% of state total
Total Employment262,73120.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,069118.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services2,50915.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Finance and insurance38,18714.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Computer systems design and related services8655.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places18,2316.9% of county employees



Pottawattamie County Iowa

Total Businesses2,4232.5% of state total
Total Employment33,3332.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$75483.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare31312.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services5,82317.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1385.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,8838.6% of county employees



Poweshiek County Iowa

Total Businesses6000.6% of state total
Total Employment9,3100.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$82491.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction8313.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,81419.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places366.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places5185.6% of county employees



Ringgold County Iowa

Total Businesses1550.2% of state total
Total Employment9580.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$62969.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction2113.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare22323.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Hog and pig farming149.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Gasoline stations with convenience stores515.3% of county employees



Sac County Iowa

Total Businesses3390.4% of state total
Total Employment2,3800.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$71979.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade4011.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare51621.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places123.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Nursing care facilities skilled nursing1486.2% of county employees



Scott County Iowa

Total Businesses5,4215.6% of state total
Total Employment81,6466.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$84493.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade70112.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare12,77415.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places3256.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places7,2598.9% of county employees



Shelby County Iowa

Total Businesses3980.4% of state total
Total Employment4,7230.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$74382.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade4711.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Transport and warehousing95820.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places174.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2024.3% of county employees



Sioux County Iowa

Total Businesses1,3841.4% of state total
Total Employment18,1321.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$78286.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction19213.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing5,33729.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Other specialized trucking local614.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Animal slaughtering and processing1,1516.3% of county employees



Story County Iowa

Total Businesses2,4632.5% of state total
Total Employment31,9862.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$84092.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate1.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services34113.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade5,16416.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1465.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,67711.5% of county employees



Tama County Iowa

Total Businesses3830.4% of state total
Total Employment3,6690.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$70778.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade5113.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,17231.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places195.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Nursing care facilities skilled nursing2546.9% of county employees



Taylor County Iowa

Total Businesses1540.2% of state total
Total Employment1,6460.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$71378.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate1.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction2415.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing62538.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Other specialized trucking local95.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Nursing care facilities skilled nursing1267.7% of county employees



Union County Iowa

Total Businesses3830.4% of state total
Total Employment4,8450.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$68275.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade5514.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,40028.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places205.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2855.9% of county employees



Van Buren County Iowa

Total Businesses1720.2% of state total
Total Employment1,4890.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$62168.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade2112.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing63042.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Services for the elderly and disabled116.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Commercial banking573.8% of county employees



Wapello County Iowa

Total Businesses8020.8% of state total
Total Employment13,5531.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$75583.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade13216.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing3,46125.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places627.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places9907.3% of county employees



Warren County Iowa

Total Businesses9721.0% of state total
Total Employment8,9190.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$71178.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction13914.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1,87621.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places464.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places7608.5% of county employees



Washington County Iowa

Total Businesses7230.7% of state total
Total Employment6,7340.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$64471.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction11716.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services1,16317.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Residential building construction273.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Continuing care assisted living facilities3875.7% of county employees



Wayne County Iowa

Total Businesses1600.2% of state total
Total Employment1,2200.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$68675.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare2213.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing44936.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Automotive mechanical and electrical repair106.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places363.0% of county employees



Webster County Iowa

Total Businesses1,1291.2% of state total
Total Employment15,3171.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$84993.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade15914.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare2,70317.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places595.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,1437.5% of county employees



Winnebago County Iowa

Total Businesses3620.4% of state total
Total Employment3,5870.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$67774.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade5615.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing58716.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places185.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2276.3% of county employees



Winneshiek County Iowa

Total Businesses6740.7% of state total
Total Employment8,2310.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$76384.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade11016.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,37016.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places365.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places5636.8% of county employees



Woodbury County Iowa

Total Businesses3,0493.2% of state total
Total Employment44,3093.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$75983.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade44114.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare8,22118.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1896.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4,0849.2% of county employees



Worth County Iowa

Total Businesses2050.2% of state total
Total Employment1,9450.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$67774.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction3215.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing46824.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Residential building construction94.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Gasoline stations with convenience stores985.0% of county employees



Wright County Iowa

Total Businesses4630.5% of state total
Total Employment4,1620.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$75683.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade5411.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,10526.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places275.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2135.1% of county employees






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About the Writer

This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & HomeGearWorks.com. Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.