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Iowa City, Iowa Job Growth

There were 99,800 jobs in Iowa City, Iowa in December 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 97,675 employed persons for the month. Iowa City lost 0 jobs in December 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 75 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Iowa City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 99,800 0 -800
CPS 97,675 +75 +2,568

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 2,600 jobs have been lost in Iowa City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 99,800 in September 2019, Iowa City has gained 0 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in December 2019 for Iowa City is at a new high of 97,675.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2019

Iowa City, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2019 99,800 0 97,675 75
November 2019 99,800 0 97,600 274
October 2019 99,800 0 97,326 343
September 2019 99,800 -600 96,983 358
August 2019 100,400 -400 96,625 350
July 2019 100,800 300 96,275 308
June 2019 100,500 100 95,967 202
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