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Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa Job Growth

There were 84,100 jobs in Waterloo, Iowa in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 82,768 employed persons for the month. Waterloo lost 2,400 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 164 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Waterloo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 84,100 -2,400 -1,600
CPS 82,768 +164 +1,671

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 8,600 jobs have been lost in Waterloo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 80,000 in April 2020, Waterloo has gained 4,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 91,470 for Waterloo in September 2008. 8,702 jobs have been lost in Waterloo since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 77,961, Waterloo has added 4,807 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Waterloo, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 84,100 -2,400 82,768 164
October 2021 86,500 400 82,604 195
September 2021 86,100 200 82,409 225
August 2021 85,900 -500 82,184 173
July 2021 86,400 400 82,011 435
June 2021 86,000 700 81,576 252
May 2021 85,300 -100 81,324 223
April 2021 85,400 -200 81,101 234
March 2021 85,600 400 80,867 116
February 2021 85,200 -100 80,751 -62
January 2021 85,300 0 80,813 -164
December 2020 85,300 -400 80,977 -120