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Cedar Rapids, Iowa Job Growth

There were 144,200 jobs in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 141,658 employed persons for the month. Cedar Rapids added 500 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 567 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cedar Rapids job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 144,200 +500 -600
CPS 141,658 +567 +1,459

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 1,400 jobs have been lost in Cedar Rapids according to the employer survey. From a trough of 143,700 in June 2019, Cedar Rapids has gained 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in July 2019 for Cedar Rapids is at a new high of 141,658.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Cedar Rapids, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 144,200 500 141,658 567
June 2019 143,700 -400 141,091 344
May 2019 144,100 -500 140,747 450
April 2019 144,600 800 140,297 654
March 2019 143,800 -300 139,643 332
February 2019 144,100 -600 139,311 189
January 2019 144,700 200 139,122 -100
December 2018 144,500 0 139,222 2
November 2018 144,500 200 139,220 -132
October 2018 144,300 -600 139,352 -326
September 2018 144,900 500 139,678 -323
August 2018 144,400 -400 140,001 -198