Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa Job Growth
There were 355,400 jobs in Des Moines, Iowa in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 331,008 employed persons for the month. Des Moines added 300 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,448 (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 peaked in June 2016 at 357,000. Since then 1,600 jobs have been lost in Des Moines according to the employer survey. From a trough of 352,400 in October 2016, Des Moines has gained 3,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 333,496 for Des Moines in October 2016. 2,488 jobs have been lost in Des Moines since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Des Moines, Iowa Employment History