Iowa Job Growth
There were 1,528,400 jobs in Iowa in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,592,188 employed persons for the month. Iowa lost 6,500 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,597 (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 January 2020 for Iowa at 1,593,800. Since then 65,400 jobs have been lost in Iowa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,412,500 in April 2020, Iowa has gained 115,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Iowa reached a maximum of 1,693,374 in October 2019. 101,186 jobs have been lost in Iowa since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,522,362, Iowa has added 69,826 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Iowa Employment History