Iowa Job Growth
There were 1,503,600 jobs in Iowa in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,561,588 employed persons for the month. Iowa lost 10,100 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 14,075 (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 2019 for Iowa at 1,590,900. Since then 87,300 jobs have been lost in Iowa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,395,500 in April 2020, Iowa has gained 108,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Iowa reached a maximum of 1,705,063 in October 2019. 143,475 jobs have been lost in Iowa since then according to the household survey. From a June 2020 low of 1,506,501, Iowa has added 55,087 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Iowa Employment History