Department of Numbers

Iowa Job Growth

There were 1,598,100 jobs in Iowa in December 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,651,316 employed persons for the month. Iowa added 3,900 jobs in December 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,277 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Iowa job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,598,100 +3,900 +15,500
CPS 1,651,316 +2,277 +25,689

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 December 2018 for Iowa is at a new high of 1,598,100.

CPS employment in Iowa for December 2018 is at a new high of 1,651,316.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2018

Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2018 1,598,100 3,900 1,651,316 2,277
November 2018 1,594,200 400 1,649,039 2,031
October 2018 1,593,800 2,400 1,647,008 2,642
September 2018 1,591,400 -2,100 1,644,366 1,903
August 2018 1,593,500 2,500 1,642,463 2,184
July 2018 1,591,000 -1,200 1,640,279 5,143
June 2018 1,592,200 7,200 1,635,136 5,210
May 2018 1,585,000 1,900 1,629,926 2,678
April 2018 1,583,100 -300 1,627,248 1,008
March 2018 1,583,400 700 1,626,240 643
February 2018 1,582,700 2,500 1,625,597 523
January 2018 1,580,200 -2,400 1,625,074 -553