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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.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 138,800 -300 +300
CPS 136,653 +248 +2,164

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

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Cedar Rapids, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 138,800 -300 136,653 248
March 2022 139,100 -900 136,405 229
February 2022 140,000 600 136,176 599
January 2022 139,400 300 135,577 359
December 2021 139,100 300 135,218 2
November 2021 138,800 500 135,216 -66
October 2021 138,300 -300 135,282 -142
September 2021 138,600 -500 135,424 -114
August 2021 139,100 -700 135,538 3
July 2021 139,800 400 135,535 201
June 2021 139,400 0 135,334 364
May 2021 139,400 900 134,970 481