Department of Numbers

Iowa Job Growth

There were 1,594,900 jobs in Iowa in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,680,527 employed persons for the month. Iowa added 1,800 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 4,033 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Iowa job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,594,900 +1,800 +10,200
CPS 1,680,527 +4,033 +35,480

Iowa Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Iowa 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 in Iowa

CES employment in July 2019 for Iowa is at a new high of 1,594,900.

CPS employment in Iowa for July 2019 is at a new high of 1,680,527.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 1,594,900 1,800 1,680,527 4,033
June 2019 1,593,100 3,800 1,676,494 3,187
May 2019 1,589,300 300 1,673,307 3,119
April 2019 1,589,000 4,500 1,670,188 4,604
March 2019 1,584,500 -2,800 1,665,584 5,360
February 2019 1,587,300 -6,100 1,660,224 5,806
January 2019 1,593,400 0 1,654,418 3,211
December 2018 1,593,400 3,500 1,651,207 -61
November 2018 1,589,900 1,600 1,651,268 429
October 2018 1,588,300 5,800 1,650,839 1,849
September 2018 1,582,500 -100 1,648,990 2,106
August 2018 1,582,600 -2,100 1,646,884 1,837