Iowa Job Growth
There were 1,518,400 jobs in Iowa in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,584,004 employed persons for the month. Iowa added 800 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 4,969 (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 1,593,800. Since then 75,400 jobs have been lost in Iowa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,412,500 in April 2020, Iowa has gained 105,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Iowa reached a maximum of 1,693,374 in October 2019. 109,370 jobs have been lost in Iowa since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,522,362, Iowa has added 61,642 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Iowa Employment History