Department of Numbers

Ames, Iowa Job Growth

There were 53,800 jobs in Ames, Iowa in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 57,880 employed persons for the month. Ames added 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 407 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ames job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 53,800 +100 +400
CPS 57,880 +407 +1,188

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 in February 2019 is at a new high of 53,800.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 57,880 for Ames in December 2018. 0 jobs have been lost in Ames since then according to the household survey. From a January 2019 low of 57,473, Ames has added 407 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Ames, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 53,800 100 57,880 407
January 2019 53,700 0 57,473 -407
December 2018 53,700 0 57,880 20
November 2018 53,700 0 57,860 -13
October 2018 53,700 200 57,873 276
September 2018 53,500 0 57,597 -158
August 2018 53,500 100 57,755 128
July 2018 53,400 0 57,627 153
June 2018 53,400 0 57,474 472
May 2018 53,400 100 57,002 47
April 2018 53,300 -200 56,955 123
March 2018 53,500 100 56,832 140