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Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa Job Growth

There were 81,700 jobs in Waterloo, Iowa in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 79,948 employed persons for the month. Waterloo lost 7,200 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 6,130 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Waterloo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 81,700 -7,200 -9,100
CPS 79,948 -6,130 -8,195

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 11,000 jobs have been lost in Waterloo according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 91,067 for Waterloo in August 2008. 11,119 jobs have been lost in Waterloo since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Waterloo, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 81,700 -7,200 79,948 -6,130
March 2020 88,900 -800 86,078 -1,740
February 2020 89,700 -100 87,818 -247
January 2020 89,800 100 88,065 139
December 2019 89,700 -100 87,926 -237
November 2019 89,800 -300 88,163 -214
October 2019 90,100 -300 88,377 -177
September 2019 90,400 100 88,554 -97
August 2019 90,300 -200 88,651 19
July 2019 90,500 -400 88,632 118
June 2019 90,900 100 88,514 179
May 2019 90,800 0 88,335 192