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Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa Job Growth

There were 91,700 jobs in Waterloo, Iowa in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 88,797 employed persons for the month. Waterloo lost 200 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 272 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Waterloo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 91,700 -200 -300
CPS 88,797 +272 +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 93,000. Since then 1,300 jobs have been lost in Waterloo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 90,400 in March 2017, Waterloo has gained 1,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 91,067 for Waterloo in August 2008. 2,270 jobs have been lost in Waterloo since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 84,731, Waterloo has added 4,066 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Waterloo, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 91,700 -200 88,797 272
June 2019 91,900 200 88,525 267
May 2019 91,700 0 88,258 201
April 2019 91,700 0 88,057 283
March 2019 91,700 -100 87,774 325
February 2019 91,800 -200 87,449 231
January 2019 92,000 100 87,218 -12
December 2018 91,900 100 87,230 -21
November 2018 91,800 200 87,251 -64
October 2018 91,600 -300 87,315 -61
September 2018 91,900 -200 87,376 -6
August 2018 92,100 100 87,382 79