Department of Numbers

Iowa Job Growth

There were 1,580,100 jobs in Iowa in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,654,967 employed persons for the month. Iowa lost 4,700 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 241 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Iowa job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,580,100 -4,700 +10,000
CPS 1,654,967 -241 +10,580

Iowa Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Iowa as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in Iowa

CES employment peaked in August 2016 for Iowa at 1,588,700. Since then 8,600 jobs have been lost in Iowa according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Iowa reached a maximum of 1,655,208 in October 2016. 241 jobs have been lost in Iowa since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 1,580,100 -4,700 1,654,967 -241
October 2016 1,584,800 -3,600 1,655,208 5,048
September 2016 1,588,400 -300 1,650,160 8,129
August 2016 1,588,700 3,000 1,642,031 1,459
July 2016 1,585,700 4,400 1,640,572 -2,184
June 2016 1,581,300 5,300 1,642,756 -2,045
May 2016 1,576,000 -6,100 1,644,801 -2,637
April 2016 1,582,100 5,600 1,647,438 -2,034
March 2016 1,576,500 2,700 1,649,472 -1,514
February 2016 1,573,800 -6,800 1,650,986 1,760
January 2016 1,580,600 6,700 1,649,226 3,209
December 2015 1,573,900 3,800 1,646,017 1,630