Iowa Job Growth
There were 1,591,000 jobs in Iowa in December 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,716,096 employed persons for the month. Iowa lost 3,100 jobs in December 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 4,436 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Iowa job growth compared to other states.
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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 peaked in October 2019 for Iowa at 1,596,400. Since then 5,400 jobs have been lost in Iowa according to the employer survey.
CPS employment in Iowa for December 2019 is at a new high of 1,716,096.
Employment: CES, CPS
Iowa Employment History