Iowa Job Growth
There were 1,591,300 jobs in Iowa in January 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,669,872 employed persons for the month. Iowa added 8,300 jobs in January 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 488 (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 in January 2023 for Iowa is at a new high of 1,591,300.
CPS employment in Iowa reached a maximum of 1,702,985 in October 2019. 33,113 jobs have been lost in Iowa since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,508,098, Iowa has added 161,774 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Iowa Employment History