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Iowa City, Iowa Job Growth

There were 102,300 jobs in Iowa City, Iowa in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 96,027 employed persons for the month. Iowa City added 200 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 196 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Iowa City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 102,300 +200 +2,700
CPS 96,027 +196 +2,191

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 January 2017 at 102,500. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Iowa City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 102,100 in February 2017, Iowa City has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Iowa City is at a new high of 96,027.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Iowa City, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 102,300 200 96,027 196
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
November 2016 101,400 -200 95,229 60
October 2016 101,600 300 95,169 176
September 2016 101,300 100 94,993 185
August 2016 101,200 400 94,808 261
July 2016 100,800 1,100 94,547 365
June 2016 99,700 -500 94,182 246
May 2016 100,200 200 93,936 102
April 2016 100,000 400 93,834 -2