Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa Job Growth
There were 363,700 jobs in Des Moines, Iowa in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 339,676 employed persons for the month. Des Moines lost 900 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,743 (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 2020 at 377,400. Since then 13,700 jobs have been lost in Des Moines according to the employer survey. From a trough of 332,000 in April 2020, Des Moines has gained 31,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 359,857 for Des Moines in October 2019. 20,181 jobs have been lost in Des Moines since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 319,052, Des Moines has added 20,624 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Des Moines, Iowa Employment History