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.
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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 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
Cedar Rapids, Iowa Employment History