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Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa Job Growth

There were 90,700 jobs in Waterloo, Iowa in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 85,123 employed persons for the month. Waterloo added 100 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 506 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Waterloo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 90,700 +100 +100
CPS 85,123 +506 -937

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 2,300 jobs have been lost in Waterloo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 89,700 in October 2017, Waterloo has gained 1,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 91,250 for Waterloo in August 2008. 6,127 jobs have been lost in Waterloo since then according to the household survey. From a December 2017 low of 84,379, Waterloo has added 744 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Waterloo, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 90,700 100 85,123 506
January 2018 90,600 400 84,617 238
December 2017 90,200 200 84,379 -237
November 2017 90,000 300 84,616 -394
October 2017 89,700 -600 85,010 -319
September 2017 90,300 -100 85,329 395
August 2017 90,400 -300 84,934 157
July 2017 90,700 100 84,777 -239
June 2017 90,600 300 85,016 -291
May 2017 90,300 -300 85,307 -507
April 2017 90,600 200 85,814 -392
March 2017 90,400 -200 86,206 146