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Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa Job Growth

There were 371,000 jobs in Des Moines, Iowa in July 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 339,429 employed persons for the month. Des Moines added 700 jobs in July 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 219 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Des Moines job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 371,000 +700 +10,700
CPS 339,429 +219 +7,567

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Des Moines, Iowa Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Des Moines 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 Des Moines, Iowa

CES employment for Des Moines in July 2017 is at a new high of 371,000.

CPS employment in July 2017 for Des Moines is at a new high of 339,429.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2017

Des Moines, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2017 371,000 700 339,429 219
June 2017 370,300 6,100 339,210 3,462
May 2017 364,200 -900 335,748 -898
April 2017 365,100 3,000 336,646 1,277
March 2017 362,100 -1,100 335,369 269
February 2017 363,200 1,300 335,100 74
January 2017 361,900 300 335,026 631
December 2016 361,600 700 334,395 -247
November 2016 360,900 1,800 334,642 55
October 2016 359,100 200 334,587 1,006
September 2016 358,900 -400 333,581 969
August 2016 359,300 -1,000 332,612 750