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Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa Job Growth

There were 86,400 jobs in Waterloo, Iowa in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 82,028 employed persons for the month. Waterloo added 400 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 452 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Waterloo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 86,400 +400 +800
CPS 82,028 +452 +1,494

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Waterloo, Iowa Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Waterloo 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 Waterloo, Iowa

CES employment for Waterloo peaked in August 2013 at 92,700. Since then 6,300 jobs have been lost in Waterloo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 80,000 in April 2020, Waterloo has gained 6,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 91,470 for Waterloo in September 2008. 9,442 jobs have been lost in Waterloo since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 77,961, Waterloo has added 4,067 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Waterloo, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 86,400 400 82,028 452
June 2021 86,000 700 81,576 252
May 2021 85,300 -100 81,324 223
April 2021 85,400 -200 81,101 234
March 2021 85,600 400 80,867 116
February 2021 85,200 -100 80,751 -62
January 2021 85,300 0 80,813 -164
December 2020 85,300 -400 80,977 -120
November 2020 85,700 100 81,097 -212
October 2020 85,600 -200 81,309 -301
September 2020 85,800 -300 81,610 -341
August 2020 86,100 500 81,951 1,417