Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa Job Growth
There were 379,300 jobs in Des Moines, Iowa in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 361,228 employed persons for the month. Des Moines added 1,200 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 885 (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 February 2022 at 380,100. Since then 800 jobs have been lost in Des Moines according to the employer survey. From a trough of 375,800 in July 2022, Des Moines has gained 3,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 364,218 for Des Moines in October 2019. 2,990 jobs have been lost in Des Moines since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 321,102, Des Moines has added 40,126 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Des Moines, Iowa Employment History