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Cedar Rapids, Iowa Job Growth

There were 145,100 jobs in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 137,931 employed persons for the month. Cedar Rapids added 300 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 536 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cedar Rapids job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 145,100 +300 +1,300
CPS 137,931 +536 -270

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 in February 2018 is at a new high of 145,100.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 141,165 for Cedar Rapids in October 2008. 3,234 jobs have been lost in Cedar Rapids since then according to the household survey. From a November 2012 low of 135,301, Cedar Rapids has added 2,630 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Cedar Rapids, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 145,100 300 137,931 536
January 2018 144,800 300 137,395 105
December 2017 144,500 500 137,290 49
November 2017 144,000 100 137,241 -635
October 2017 143,900 0 137,876 -659
September 2017 143,900 -200 138,535 905
August 2017 144,100 0 137,630 527
July 2017 144,100 -400 137,103 -612
June 2017 144,500 800 137,715 114
May 2017 143,700 -400 137,601 -366
April 2017 144,100 200 137,967 -384
March 2017 143,900 100 138,351 150