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.
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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 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
Iowa Employment History