Demand for Bilingual Workers in Iowa

Between 2010 and 2016, online job postings in Iowa for bilingual workers nearly tripled, from 1,658 to 4,946 job postings. This marked a 198.3% increase in the number of online job postings for bilingual workers since 2010.

Demand for language proficiency in Spanish followed this trend. Postings for candidates who speak Spanish more than doubled between 2010 and 2016, increasing from 1,169 to 2,669 job postings, or by 128.3%.

Rising Demand for Bilingual Workers in Iowa; Online Job Postings, 2010-2016

    Rising Demand for Bilingual Workers in Iowa; Online Job Postings, 2010-2016

    Online Job Postings 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
    Bilingual 1658 2691 2733 3654 2988 4023 4946
    Spanish-Speaking 1169 1551 1717 2420 2170 2733 2669

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