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Iowa City, Iowa Job Growth

There were 100,100 jobs in Iowa City, Iowa in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 95,344 employed persons for the month. Iowa City lost 1,100 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 514 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Iowa City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 100,100 -1,100 +900
CPS 95,344 -514 +735

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

Iowa City, Iowa Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Iowa City 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 Iowa City, Iowa

CES employment for Iowa City peaked in September 2016 at 102,200. Since then 2,100 jobs have been lost in Iowa City according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 96,126 for Iowa City in October 2016. 782 jobs have been lost in Iowa City since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Iowa City, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 100,100 -1,100 95,344 -514
November 2016 101,200 -400 95,858 -268
October 2016 101,600 -600 96,126 417
September 2016 102,200 900 95,709 610
August 2016 101,300 -200 95,099 313
July 2016 101,500 600 94,786 466
June 2016 100,900 2,300 94,320 313
May 2016 98,600 -1,300 94,007 -284
April 2016 99,900 300 94,291 -235
March 2016 99,600 200 94,526 -112
February 2016 99,400 300 94,638 126
January 2016 99,100 -100 94,512 -97