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Cedar Rapids, Iowa Job Growth

There were 144,100 jobs in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 140,057 employed persons for the month. Cedar Rapids lost 600 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 835 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cedar Rapids job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 144,100 -600 -1,200
CPS 140,057 +835 +2,066

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 June 2018 at 145,600. Since then 1,500 jobs have been lost in Cedar Rapids according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 141,165 for Cedar Rapids in October 2008. 1,108 jobs have been lost in Cedar Rapids since then according to the household survey. From a November 2012 low of 135,282, Cedar Rapids has added 4,775 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Cedar Rapids, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 144,100 -600 140,057 835
January 2019 144,700 200 139,222 563
December 2018 144,500 0 138,659 -216
November 2018 144,500 200 138,875 -1,043
October 2018 144,300 -600 139,918 70
September 2018 144,900 500 139,848 236
August 2018 144,400 -400 139,612 -609
July 2018 144,800 -800 140,221 270
June 2018 145,600 200 139,951 1,002
May 2018 145,400 700 138,949 316
April 2018 144,700 -300 138,633 449
March 2018 145,000 -300 138,184 193