Cedar Rapids, Iowa Job Growth
There were 136,600 jobs in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 132,828 employed persons for the month. Cedar Rapids lost 1,100 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 148 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cedar Rapids 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.
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 November 2019 at 146,600. Since then 10,000 jobs have been lost in Cedar Rapids according to the employer survey. From a trough of 128,000 in April 2020, Cedar Rapids has gained 8,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 144,798 for Cedar Rapids in August 2019. 11,970 jobs have been lost in Cedar Rapids since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 127,508, Cedar Rapids has added 5,320 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Cedar Rapids, Iowa Employment History