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Cedar Rapids, Iowa Job Growth

There were 145,500 jobs in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 139,536 employed persons for the month. Cedar Rapids added 1,300 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 234 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cedar Rapids job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 145,500 +1,300 +2,400
CPS 139,536 -234 +454

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 December 2016 is at a new high of 145,500.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 141,165 for Cedar Rapids in October 2008. 1,629 jobs have been lost in Cedar Rapids since then according to the household survey. From a November 2012 low of 134,857, Cedar Rapids has added 4,679 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Cedar Rapids, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 145,500 1,300 139,536 -234
November 2016 144,200 -500 139,770 -818
October 2016 144,700 800 140,588 67
September 2016 143,900 -600 140,521 1,128
August 2016 144,500 300 139,393 121
July 2016 144,200 -800 139,272 93
June 2016 145,000 1,600 139,179 262
May 2016 143,400 -700 138,917 -332
April 2016 144,100 -400 139,249 -319
March 2016 144,500 500 139,568 -206
February 2016 144,000 -900 139,774 30
January 2016 144,900 1,800 139,744 662