Department of Numbers

Ames, Iowa Job Growth

There were 54,900 jobs in Ames, Iowa in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 57,906 employed persons for the month. Ames lost 0 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 309 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ames job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 54,900 0 +1,000
CPS 57,906 +309 +1,448

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 September 2018 is at a new high of 54,900.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Ames is at a new high of 57,906.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Ames, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 54,900 0 57,906 309
September 2018 54,900 200 57,597 -158
August 2018 54,700 500 57,755 128
July 2018 54,200 0 57,627 153
June 2018 54,200 100 57,474 472
May 2018 54,100 0 57,002 47
April 2018 54,100 0 56,955 123
March 2018 54,100 0 56,832 140
February 2018 54,100 0 56,692 75
January 2018 54,100 0 56,617 133
December 2017 54,100 100 56,484 23
November 2017 54,000 100 56,461 3