Department of Numbers

Iowa City, Iowa Job Growth

There were 102,400 jobs in Iowa City, Iowa in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 95,405 employed persons for the month. Iowa City added 600 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 115 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Iowa City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 102,400 +600 +1,200
CPS 95,405 +115 -426

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 in February 2018 is at a new high of 102,400.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 96,641 for Iowa City in September 2017. 1,236 jobs have been lost in Iowa City since then according to the household survey. From a January 2018 low of 95,290, Iowa City has added 115 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Iowa City, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 102,400 600 95,405 115
January 2018 101,800 100 95,290 -1,004
December 2017 101,700 0 96,294 -82
November 2017 101,700 200 96,376 -63
October 2017 101,500 -100 96,439 -202
September 2017 101,600 0 96,641 517
August 2017 101,600 100 96,124 296
July 2017 101,500 200 95,828 -335
June 2017 101,300 -100 96,163 415
May 2017 101,400 -300 95,748 -315
April 2017 101,700 300 96,063 -27
March 2017 101,400 200 96,090 259