Iowa Job Growth
There were 1,563,700 jobs in Iowa in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,637,057 employed persons for the month. Iowa lost 1,500 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 9,908 (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 1,591,700. Since then 28,000 jobs have been lost in Iowa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,413,900 in April 2020, Iowa has gained 149,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Iowa reached a maximum of 1,710,838 in October 2019. 73,781 jobs have been lost in Iowa since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,540,749, Iowa has added 96,308 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Iowa Employment History