Ames, Iowa Job Growth
There were 53,700 jobs in Ames, Iowa in February 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 56,554 employed persons for the month. Ames lost 100 jobs in February 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 114 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ames job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Ames, Iowa Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Ames 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 for Ames, Iowa
CES employment for Ames peaked in January 2017 at 53,800. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Ames according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 56,984 for Ames in October 2016. 430 jobs have been lost in Ames since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Ames, Iowa Employment History