Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa Job Growth
There were 377,100 jobs in Des Moines, Iowa in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 350,381 employed persons for the month. Des Moines added 1,700 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,056 (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 in October 2018 is at a new high of 377,100.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 350,638 for Des Moines in July 2018. 257 jobs have been lost in Des Moines since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 347,325, Des Moines has added 3,056 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Des Moines, Iowa Employment History