Department of Numbers

Iowa City, Iowa Job Growth

There were 101,800 jobs in Iowa City, Iowa in July 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 95,929 employed persons for the month. Iowa City lost 600 jobs in July 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 189 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Iowa City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 101,800 -600 +300
CPS 95,929 -189 +1,223

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Iowa City, Iowa Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Iowa City 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 Iowa City, Iowa

CES employment for Iowa City peaked in April 2018 at 102,600. Since then 800 jobs have been lost in Iowa City according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 96,118 for Iowa City in June 2018. 189 jobs have been lost in Iowa City since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2018

Iowa City, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2018 101,800 -600 95,929 -189
June 2018 102,400 -100 96,118 577
May 2018 102,500 -100 95,541 -17
April 2018 102,600 300 95,558 168
March 2018 102,300 100 95,390 306
February 2018 102,200 400 95,084 516
January 2018 101,800 100 94,568 21
December 2017 101,700 0 94,547 -77
November 2017 101,700 200 94,624 -145
October 2017 101,500 -100 94,769 -119
September 2017 101,600 0 94,888 73
August 2017 101,600 100 94,815 109