Department of Numbers

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.

Employment Survey February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 53,700 -100 +900
CPS 56,554 -114 +138

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

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2017

Ames, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2017 53,700 -100 56,554 -114
January 2017 53,800 1,000 56,668 -125
December 2016 52,800 100 56,793 -97
November 2016 52,700 100 56,890 -94
October 2016 52,600 -100 56,984 106
September 2016 52,700 100 56,878 328
August 2016 52,600 100 56,550 58
July 2016 52,500 0 56,492 134
June 2016 52,500 100 56,358 130
May 2016 52,400 -300 56,228 -202
April 2016 52,700 100 56,430 113
March 2016 52,600 -200 56,317 -99