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Iowa City, Iowa Job Growth

There were 102,300 jobs in Iowa City, Iowa in March 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 95,404 employed persons for the month. Iowa City added 100 jobs in March 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 320 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Iowa City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 102,300 +100 +900
CPS 95,404 +320 +555

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 March 2018 is at a new high of 102,300.

CPS employment in March 2018 for Iowa City is at a new high of 95,404.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2018

Iowa City, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2018 102,300 100 95,404 320
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
July 2017 101,500 200 94,706 -39
June 2017 101,300 -100 94,745 -88
May 2017 101,400 -300 94,833 -61
April 2017 101,700 300 94,894 45