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Cedar Rapids, Iowa Job Growth

There were 137,100 jobs in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 130,583 employed persons for the month. Cedar Rapids lost 700 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 3,108 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cedar Rapids job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 137,100 -700 -9,300
CPS 130,583 -3,108 -14,682

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Cedar Rapids 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 Cedar Rapids, Iowa

CES employment for Cedar Rapids peaked in January 2019 at 146,900. Since then 9,800 jobs have been lost in Cedar Rapids according to the employer survey. From a trough of 127,700 in April 2020, Cedar Rapids has gained 9,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 145,687 for Cedar Rapids in August 2019. 15,104 jobs have been lost in Cedar Rapids since then according to the household survey. From a June 2020 low of 127,778, Cedar Rapids has added 2,805 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Cedar Rapids, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 137,100 -700 130,583 -3,108
October 2020 137,800 1,400 133,691 1,315
September 2020 136,400 300 132,376 2,876
August 2020 136,100 -800 129,500 -133
July 2020 136,900 2,900 129,633 1,855
June 2020 134,000 2,200 127,778 -2,025
May 2020 131,800 4,100 129,803 1,619
April 2020 127,700 -17,100 128,184 -13,483
March 2020 144,800 -900 141,667 -2,868
February 2020 145,700 -100 144,535 -474
January 2020 145,800 0 145,009 56
December 2019 145,800 -600 144,953 -312