Iowa City, Iowa Job Growth
There were 100,400 jobs in Iowa City, Iowa in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 96,823 employed persons for the month. Iowa City lost 200 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 235 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Iowa City job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 December 2017 at 102,700. Since then 2,300 jobs have been lost in Iowa City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 90,000 in April 2020, Iowa City has gained 10,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 99,378 for Iowa City in November 2019. 2,555 jobs have been lost in Iowa City since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 88,585, Iowa City has added 8,238 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Iowa City, Iowa Employment History