Department of Numbers

Iowa City, Iowa Job Growth

There were 104,900 jobs in Iowa City, Iowa in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 96,386 employed persons for the month. Iowa City added 1,200 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 53 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Iowa City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 104,900 +1,200 +3,500
CPS 96,386 -53 +1,157

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 in November 2017 is at a new high of 104,900.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 96,641 for Iowa City in September 2017. 255 jobs have been lost in Iowa City since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Iowa City, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 104,900 1,200 96,386 -53
October 2017 103,700 -900 96,439 -202
September 2017 104,600 500 96,641 517
August 2017 104,100 400 96,124 296
July 2017 103,700 300 95,828 -335
June 2017 103,400 600 96,163 415
May 2017 102,800 -400 95,748 -315
April 2017 103,200 800 96,063 -27
March 2017 102,400 300 96,090 259
February 2017 102,100 -400 95,831 214
January 2017 102,500 1,600 95,617 377
December 2016 100,900 -500 95,240 11