Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa Job Growth
There were 89,700 jobs in Waterloo, Iowa in September 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 87,023 employed persons for the month. Waterloo lost 100 jobs in September 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 87 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Waterloo job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 3,000 jobs have been lost in Waterloo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 80,000 in April 2020, Waterloo has gained 9,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 91,470 for Waterloo in September 2008. 4,447 jobs have been lost in Waterloo since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 77,463, Waterloo has added 9,560 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Waterloo, Iowa Employment History