Ames, Iowa Job Growth
There were 54,400 jobs in Ames, Iowa in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 58,894 employed persons for the month. Ames added 300 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 232 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ames job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Ames, Iowa Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Ames 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 for Ames, Iowa
CES employment for Ames peaked in May 2019 at 54,800. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Ames according to the employer survey. From a trough of 54,100 in July 2019, Ames has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in August 2019 for Ames is at a new high of 58,894.
Employment: CES, CPS
Ames, Iowa Employment History