Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa Job Growth
There were 367,900 jobs in Des Moines, Iowa in January 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 337,410 employed persons for the month. Des Moines added 300 jobs in January 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 69 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Des Moines job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 January 2018 is at a new high of 367,900.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 339,459 for Des Moines in July 2017. 2,049 jobs have been lost in Des Moines since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Des Moines, Iowa Employment History