Department of Numbers

Iowa Job Growth

There were 1,582,700 jobs in Iowa in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,625,584 employed persons for the month. Iowa added 2,500 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 510 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Iowa job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,582,700 +2,500 +9,900
CPS 1,625,584 +510 -35

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 February 2018 for Iowa is at a new high of 1,582,700.

CPS employment in Iowa reached a maximum of 1,640,749 in January 2016. 15,165 jobs have been lost in Iowa since then according to the household survey. From a January 2018 low of 1,625,074, Iowa has added 510 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 1,582,700 2,500 1,625,584 510
January 2018 1,580,200 -2,400 1,625,074 -553
December 2017 1,582,600 5,500 1,625,627 27
November 2017 1,577,100 3,600 1,625,600 -195
October 2017 1,573,500 1,000 1,625,795 -445
September 2017 1,572,500 300 1,626,240 -427
August 2017 1,572,200 -300 1,626,667 -455
July 2017 1,572,500 0 1,627,122 43
June 2017 1,572,500 3,200 1,627,079 315
May 2017 1,569,300 -2,500 1,626,764 533
April 2017 1,571,800 300 1,626,231 479
March 2017 1,571,500 -1,300 1,625,752 133