Cedar Rapids, Iowa Job Growth
There were 138,800 jobs in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 136,653 employed persons for the month. Cedar Rapids lost 300 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 248 (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 January 2019 at 146,600. Since then 7,800 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 10,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 146,480 for Cedar Rapids in September 2019. 9,827 jobs have been lost in Cedar Rapids since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 128,681, Cedar Rapids has added 7,972 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Cedar Rapids, Iowa Employment History