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Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa Job Growth

There were 367,900 jobs in Des Moines, Iowa in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 340,422 employed persons for the month. Des Moines added 200 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,133 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Des Moines job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 367,900 +200 +3,500
CPS 340,422 +2,133 +4,211

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 April 2018 is at a new high of 367,900.

CPS employment in April 2018 for Des Moines is at a new high of 340,422.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

Des Moines, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 367,900 200 340,422 2,133
March 2018 367,700 100 338,289 1,158
February 2018 367,600 400 337,131 257
January 2018 367,200 -400 336,874 332
December 2017 367,600 1,300 336,542 -333
November 2017 366,300 1,400 336,875 -188
October 2017 364,900 500 337,063 33
September 2017 364,400 -200 337,030 127
August 2017 364,600 -500 336,903 -172
July 2017 365,100 600 337,075 141
June 2017 364,500 700 336,934 618
May 2017 363,800 -600 336,316 105