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Cedar Rapids, Iowa Job Growth

There were 145,100 jobs in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 139,918 employed persons for the month. Cedar Rapids lost 600 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 70 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cedar Rapids job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 145,100 -600 +1,200
CPS 139,918 +70 +2,622

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 September 2018 at 145,700. Since then 600 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. 1,247 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 4,636 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Cedar Rapids, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 145,100 -600 139,918 70
September 2018 145,700 400 139,848 236
August 2018 145,300 -100 139,612 -609
July 2018 145,400 -100 140,221 270
June 2018 145,500 700 139,951 1,002
May 2018 144,800 0 138,949 316
April 2018 144,800 300 138,633 449
March 2018 144,500 -400 138,184 193
February 2018 144,900 100 137,991 703
January 2018 144,800 300 137,288 537
December 2017 144,500 500 136,751 -77
November 2017 144,000 100 136,828 -468