Department of Numbers

Iowa Job Growth

There were 1,591,800 jobs in Iowa in June 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,633,102 employed persons for the month. Iowa added 11,200 jobs in June 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 2,887 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Iowa job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey June 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,591,800 +11,200 +25,600
CPS 1,633,102 -2,887 -3,249

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 June 2017 for Iowa is at a new high of 1,591,800.

CPS employment in Iowa reached a maximum of 1,640,193 in March 2017. 7,091 jobs have been lost in Iowa since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through June 2017

Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
June 2017 1,591,800 11,200 1,633,102 -2,887
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
November 2016 1,570,200 -3,000 1,635,452 -721
October 2016 1,573,200 800 1,636,173 -493
September 2016 1,572,400 -500 1,636,666 -128
August 2016 1,572,900 500 1,636,794 182
July 2016 1,572,400 6,200 1,636,612 261