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Cedar Rapids, Iowa Job Growth

There were 130,600 jobs in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 130,206 employed persons for the month. Cedar Rapids lost 14,200 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 11,461 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cedar Rapids job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 130,600 -14,200 -15,600
CPS 130,206 -11,461 -13,774

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 16,300 jobs have been lost in Cedar Rapids according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 145,687 for Cedar Rapids in August 2019. 15,481 jobs have been lost in Cedar Rapids since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Cedar Rapids, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 130,600 -14,200 130,206 -11,461
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
November 2019 146,400 300 145,265 -256
October 2019 146,100 100 145,521 -158
September 2019 146,000 100 145,679 -8
August 2019 145,900 200 145,687 193
July 2019 145,700 300 145,494 386
June 2019 145,400 -700 145,108 525
May 2019 146,100 -100 144,583 603