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Des Moines

Title BLS Subject Product Type Date Published
Des Moines Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Jan 2020
Midwest Economy - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table Jan 2020
Occupational Employment and Wages in Des Moines-West Des Moines — May 2018 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2019

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Economy at a Glance:

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA
Data Series Back
Data
June
2019
July
2019
Aug
2019
Sept
2019
Oct
2019
Nov
2019

Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

374.1 379.8 376.5 374.0 379.1 (p)375.6

Employment(1)

364.4 370.1 367.2 366.0 371.2 (p)367.1

Unemployment(1)

9.6 9.7 9.2 8.0 7.9 (p)8.5

Unemployment Rate(2)

2.6 2.6 2.5 2.1 2.1 (p)2.3

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm(3)

385.3 381.9 381.9 379.4 384.6 (p)383.8

12-month % change

2.6 2.7 2.6 2.3 2.8 (p)2.2

Mining, Logging, and Construction(3)

22.3 22.8 23.3 23.5 23.7 (p)23.2

12-month % change

2.8 4.1 5.4 7.8 7.2 (p)3.1

Manufacturing(3)

21.4 21.4 21.3 21.2 21.2 (p)21.3

12-month % change

2.9 1.9 2.4 1.4 1.4 (p)0.9

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities(3)

71.5 72.0 71.4 70.7 71.5 (p)73.1

12-month % change

2.3 3.3 2.9 2.9 2.6 (p)2.2

Information(3)

6.9 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.8 (p)6.8

12-month % change

0.0 1.5 1.5 0.0 -1.4 (p)-1.4

Financial Activities(3)

57.2 57.3 57.2 57.0 57.2 (p)56.6

12-month % change

1.1 0.7 0.9 1.4 1.6 (p)0.2

Professional and Business Services(3)

51.8 51.1 51.9 52.0 53.1 (p)52.5

12-month % change

3.2 0.2 2.2 4.6 4.7 (p)3.6

Education and Health Services(3)

53.4 53.3 52.9 52.9 53.7 (p)53.9

12-month % change

2.5 4.9 3.3 -0.8 0.8 (p)0.6

Leisure and Hospitality(3)

43.4 43.1 42.0 38.6 38.7 (p)37.1

12-month % change

11.3 11.1 8.5 6.0 6.3 (p)7.5

Other Services(3)

13.1 13.1 13.0 12.9 13.0 (p)13.0

12-month % change

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 (p)0.0

Government(3)

44.3 40.9 42.0 43.8 45.7 (p)46.3

12-month % change

-2.2 -2.6 -1.9 -0.7 1.6 (p)2.0

Footnotes
(1) Number of persons, in thousands, not seasonally adjusted.
(2) In percent, not seasonally adjusted.
(3) Number of jobs, in thousands, not seasonally adjusted. See About the data.
(p) Preliminary