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Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa Job Growth

There were 90,700 jobs in Waterloo, Iowa in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 84,629 employed persons for the month. Waterloo added 300 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 381 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Waterloo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 90,700 +300 -100
CPS 84,629 -381 -1,518

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 92,800. Since then 2,100 jobs have been lost in Waterloo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 90,000 in July 2017, Waterloo has gained 700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 91,250 for Waterloo in August 2008. 6,621 jobs have been lost in Waterloo since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Waterloo, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 90,700 300 84,629 -381
October 2017 90,400 -600 85,010 -319
September 2017 91,000 400 85,329 395
August 2017 90,600 600 84,934 157
July 2017 90,000 -500 84,777 -239
June 2017 90,500 -100 85,016 -291
May 2017 90,600 0 85,307 -507
April 2017 90,600 -200 85,814 -392
March 2017 90,800 -400 86,206 146
February 2017 91,200 0 86,060 239
January 2017 91,200 100 85,821 -160
December 2016 91,100 300 85,981 -166