In August 2023, the Des Moines metro area demonstrated steady job growth, with the addition of 6,000 new positions, representing a solid growth rate of 1.6%, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This growth was observed across various sectors, showcasing the region’s economic vitality. Leading the charge was the education and health services sector, which recorded an impressive growth rate of 10.5% by adding 5,400 jobs. Additionally, the government sector and the trade, transportation, and utilities sector contributed significantly, with the addition of 2,700 and 1,900 jobs, corresponding to growth rates of 6.2% and 2.5%, respectively. In total, nonfarm employment in Des Moines reached 391.3 thousand in August 2023. Furthermore, the city’s unemployment rate in May was a remarkably low 3.0%, notably outperforming the national average of 3.9%. This diverse growth across sectors, coupled with the low unemployment rate, underscores the region’s economic resilience and stability.