Ames, Iowa Job Growth
There were 52,700 jobs in Ames, Iowa in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 54,882 employed persons for the month. Ames lost 1,200 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,338 (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 54,400. Since then 1,700 jobs have been lost in Ames according to the employer survey. From a trough of 44,100 in April 2020, Ames has gained 8,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 58,815 for Ames in February 2020. 3,933 jobs have been lost in Ames since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 49,511, Ames has added 5,371 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Ames, Iowa Employment History