Department of Numbers

Iowa City, Iowa Job Growth

There were 102,700 jobs in Iowa City, Iowa in December 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 96,293 employed persons for the month. Iowa City added 100 jobs in December 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 17 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Iowa City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 102,700 +100 +1,000
CPS 96,293 +17 +1,746

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 December 2018 is at a new high of 102,700.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 96,460 for Iowa City in October 2018. 167 jobs have been lost in Iowa City since then according to the household survey. From a November 2018 low of 96,276, Iowa City has added 17 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2018

Iowa City, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2018 102,700 100 96,293 17
November 2018 102,600 0 96,276 -184
October 2018 102,600 200 96,460 604
September 2018 102,400 200 95,856 66
August 2018 102,200 100 95,790 -297
July 2018 102,100 -300 96,087 -31
June 2018 102,400 -100 96,118 577
May 2018 102,500 -100 95,541 -17
April 2018 102,600 300 95,558 168
March 2018 102,300 100 95,390 306
February 2018 102,200 400 95,084 516
January 2018 101,800 100 94,568 21