Ames, Iowa Job Growth
There were 47,200 jobs in Ames, Iowa in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 51,737 employed persons for the month. Ames lost 1,300 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 116 (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 54,600. Since then 7,400 jobs have been lost in Ames according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 58,815 for Ames in February 2020. 7,078 jobs have been lost in Ames since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 49,511, Ames has added 2,226 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Ames, Iowa Employment History