Iowa Job Growth
There were 1,518,000 jobs in Iowa in April 2013 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,570,871 employed persons for the month. Iowa lost 0 jobs in April 2013 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 8,728 (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 January 2008 for Iowa at 1,528,000. Since then 10,000 jobs have been lost in Iowa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,462,600 in January 2010, Iowa has gained 55,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Iowa reached a maximum of 1,614,653 in February 2008. 43,782 jobs have been lost in Iowa since then according to the household survey. From a September 2012 low of 1,546,947, Iowa has added 23,924 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Iowa Employment History