Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa Job Growth
There were 370,000 jobs in Des Moines, Iowa in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 338,230 employed persons for the month. Des Moines added 2,500 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 183 (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 July 2017 at 371,200. Since then 1,200 jobs have been lost in Des Moines according to the employer survey. From a trough of 366,400 in September 2017, Des Moines has gained 3,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 339,459 for Des Moines in July 2017. 1,229 jobs have been lost in Des Moines since then according to the household survey. From a September 2017 low of 337,647, Des Moines has added 583 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Des Moines, Iowa Employment History