Department of Numbers

Iowa Job Growth

There were 1,592,900 jobs in Iowa in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,637,611 employed persons for the month. Iowa added 6,300 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,005 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Iowa job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,592,900 +6,300 +22,700
CPS 1,637,611 +2,005 +2,159

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 in November 2017 for Iowa is at a new high of 1,592,900.

CPS employment in Iowa reached a maximum of 1,640,193 in March 2017. 2,582 jobs have been lost in Iowa since then according to the household survey. From a August 2017 low of 1,627,780, Iowa has added 9,831 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 1,592,900 6,300 1,637,611 2,005
October 2017 1,586,600 -100 1,635,606 3,307
September 2017 1,586,700 -3,900 1,632,299 4,519
August 2017 1,590,600 2,800 1,627,780 -277
July 2017 1,587,800 1,100 1,628,057 -4,313
June 2017 1,586,700 6,100 1,632,370 -3,619
May 2017 1,580,600 3,000 1,635,989 -3,776
April 2017 1,577,600 -2,600 1,639,765 -428
March 2017 1,580,200 -900 1,640,193 470
February 2017 1,581,100 3,700 1,639,723 2,696
January 2017 1,577,400 5,600 1,637,027 2,408
December 2016 1,571,800 1,600 1,634,619 -833