Workforce/Wage Information

America’s Best Workforce!

Pella’s workforce is highly educated and productive.  Pella has a public high school graduation rate of 93.5% percent.  Student scores on the ACT and SAT college entrance exams rank among the best in the country at 23.5-24.1 in 2013.

Iowa is a Right-To-Work State
Under Iowa law, an employee must not be required to join a union or pay dues or fees to any labor union, association or organization, as a condition of employment.

Unemployment Insurance
Iowa has one of the lowest new employer Unemployment Insurance rates in the nation. The 2018 standard new employer rate for all non-construction businesses for a three-year period is 1.0 percent on a $29,900 maximum taxable earnings.

In 2017, the average rate was 1.57 percent with a large number of zero-rated employers.

Workers’ Compensation
Iowa’s comparative workers’ compensation costs continue to rank among the nation’s lowest-cost states.

Workforce Information

Area workforce Research, Stats and Data Hub (including Des Moines metro area)

2016 Pella Laborshed Report

2015 Marion County Wage Report

Pella Advanced Manufacturing Laborshed and Wage Rates