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Cedar Rapids, Iowa Job Growth

There were 145,200 jobs in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 137,557 employed persons for the month. Cedar Rapids added 1,200 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 454 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cedar Rapids job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 145,200 +1,200 +1,000
CPS 137,557 +454 -681

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Cedar Rapids 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 Cedar Rapids, Iowa

CES employment for Cedar Rapids in August 2017 is at a new high of 145,200.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 141,165 for Cedar Rapids in October 2008. 3,608 jobs have been lost in Cedar Rapids since then according to the household survey. From a November 2012 low of 135,301, Cedar Rapids has added 2,256 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Cedar Rapids, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 145,200 1,200 137,557 454
July 2017 144,000 -400 137,103 -612
June 2017 144,400 800 137,715 114
May 2017 143,600 -700 137,601 -366
April 2017 144,300 -500 137,967 -384
March 2017 144,800 500 138,351 150
February 2017 144,300 -500 138,201 -56
January 2017 144,800 700 138,257 618
December 2016 144,100 600 137,639 53
November 2016 143,500 -100 137,586 -237
October 2016 143,600 -300 137,823 -309
September 2016 143,900 -300 138,132 -106