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Iowa City, Iowa Job Growth

There were 100,300 jobs in Iowa City, Iowa in June 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 95,951 employed persons for the month. Iowa City lost 100 jobs in June 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 186 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Iowa City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey June 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 100,300 -100 -1,300
CPS 95,951 +186 +371

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 102,400. Since then 2,100 jobs have been lost in Iowa City according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in June 2019 for Iowa City is at a new high of 95,951.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through June 2019

Iowa City, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
June 2019 100,300 -100 95,951 186
May 2019 100,400 -200 95,765 144
April 2019 100,600 0 95,621 209
March 2019 100,600 200 95,412 185
February 2019 100,400 -500 95,227 122
January 2019 100,900 300 95,105 -2
December 2018 100,600 0 95,107 12
November 2018 100,600 100 95,095 -15
October 2018 100,500 -500 95,110 -92
September 2018 101,000 -300 95,202 -123
August 2018 101,300 -100 95,325 -145
July 2018 101,400 -200 95,470 -110