Ames, Iowa Job Growth
There were 52,900 jobs in Ames, Iowa in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 58,062 employed persons for the month. Ames lost 400 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 142 (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 January 2020 at 54,700. Since then 1,800 jobs have been lost in Ames according to the employer survey. From a trough of 46,600 in May 2020, Ames has gained 6,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 58,762 for Ames in January 2020. 700 jobs have been lost in Ames since then according to the household survey. From a June 2020 low of 52,953, Ames has added 5,109 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Ames, Iowa Employment History