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Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa Job Growth

There were 88,800 jobs in Waterloo, Iowa in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 86,933 employed persons for the month. Waterloo lost 1,000 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 36 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Waterloo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 88,800 -1,000 +800
CPS 86,933 +36 +2,570

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 3,900 jobs have been lost in Waterloo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 80,000 in April 2020, Waterloo has gained 8,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 91,470 for Waterloo in September 2008. 4,537 jobs have been lost in Waterloo since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 78,283, Waterloo has added 8,650 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Waterloo, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 88,800 -1,000 86,933 36
August 2022 89,800 100 86,897 258
July 2022 89,700 100 86,639 228
June 2022 89,600 500 86,411 415
May 2022 89,100 200 85,996 353
April 2022 88,900 0 85,643 334
March 2022 88,900 300 85,309 310
February 2022 88,600 400 84,999 393
January 2022 88,200 -100 84,606 219
December 2021 88,300 3,000 84,387 -40
November 2021 85,300 -2,600 84,427 -25
October 2021 87,900 -100 84,452 89