Ames, Iowa Job Growth
There were 54,600 jobs in Ames, Iowa in May 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 59,048 employed persons for the month. Ames added 500 jobs in May 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 275 (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 55,200. Since then 600 jobs have been lost in Ames according to the employer survey. From a trough of 46,800 in May 2020, Ames has gained 7,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in May 2023 for Ames is at a new high of 59,048.
Employment: CES, CPS
Ames, Iowa Employment History