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Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa Job Growth

There were 90,200 jobs in Waterloo, Iowa in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 85,711 employed persons for the month. Waterloo added 800 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 130 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Waterloo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 90,200 +800 -500
CPS 85,711 -130 -1,483

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

Waterloo, Iowa Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Waterloo peaked in August 2013 at 92,900. Since then 2,700 jobs have been lost in Waterloo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 89,400 in November 2016, Waterloo has gained 800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 91,250 for Waterloo in August 2008. 5,539 jobs have been lost in Waterloo since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 84,670, Waterloo has added 1,041 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Waterloo, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 90,200 800 85,711 -130
November 2016 89,400 -400 85,841 -643
October 2016 89,800 100 86,484 108
September 2016 89,700 -600 86,376 147
August 2016 90,300 200 86,229 242
July 2016 90,100 -500 85,987 -172
June 2016 90,600 200 86,159 -137
May 2016 90,400 -500 86,296 -561
April 2016 90,900 200 86,857 -299
March 2016 90,700 0 87,156 27
February 2016 90,700 -700 87,129 123
January 2016 91,400 700 87,006 -188