Iowa Job Growth
There were 1,580,600 jobs in Iowa in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,640,204 employed persons for the month. Iowa lost 500 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 481 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Iowa job growth compared to other states.
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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 February 2017 for Iowa at 1,581,100. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Iowa according to the employer survey.
CPS employment in Iowa for March 2017 is at a new high of 1,640,204.
Employment: CES, CPS
Iowa Employment History