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Employment and Job Market Info for U.S. Metro Areas

Des Moines, Iowa Metro Area

MSA: Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA
counties: Dallas, Guthrie, Madison, Polk, Warren
Population (2016 estimate): 635,000
Unemployment Rate (June 2016): 3.0%
NFP Employment (2016): 358,000
Average Earnings (2016): $48,560

Click on an occupational group in the table below for data on specific occupations:

data source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational
Group
Total
Employment
Jobs
per 1000
Location
Quotient
Median Annual
Earnings
Management 24,360 68.9 1.4 $93,210
Business and Financial Operations 25,760 72.9 1.4 $63,220
IT and Mathematical 13,090 37.0 1.3 $77,940
Architecture and Engineering 3,340 9.4 0.5 $66,200
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 2,500 7.1 0.9 $63,100
Community and Social Services 4,750 13.4 0.9 $43,640
Legal and Judicial 2,860 8.1 1.1 $64,270
Education, Training, and Library 20,790 58.8 1.0 $43,690
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 5,350 15.1 1.1 $39,070
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 18,540 52.4 0.9 $59,140
Healthcare Support 7,500 21.2 0.7 $30,280
Protective Services 5,730 16.2 0.7 $33,970
Food Preparation and Serving Related 29,800 84.3 0.9 $19,660
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 10,630 30.1 1.0 $24,970
Personal Care and Services 11,150 31.5 1.0 $23,610
Sales and Related 37,730 106.7 1.0 $28,400
Office and Administrative Support 59,220 167.5 1.1 $36,460
Construction and Extraction 14,860 42.0 1.1 $45,000
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 13,270 37.5 1.0 $43,940
Production 18,160 51.4 0.8 $33,420
Transportation and Material Moving 23,820 67.4 1.0 $33,480

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