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Over the last 10 years the Des Moines Metro Area has experienced
employment growth of 14.5%, which is +3.4% higher than
the US over the decade.
Employment continues to rise as the workforce emerges out from the impacts of COVID-19.
The highest ten-year job growth is among Professional & Business Services, and
Trade, Transportation & Utilities.
GDP rose over $2.9 million (6.3%) from 2020 to 2021, more than over the last 5-year
period combined. Overall GDP exceeded $49 million.
The MSA had strong growth coming out of the 2020 pandemic, in part,
due to not experiencing a significant downturn during that year.
The median household in the Des Moines Metro earns over $77K.
Median income in the MSA surpasses the national average by roughly $7.9K,
a continuation of this trend over the last two decades.
After a slight upward trend over the previous 4-year period, median
household income grew by 6.9% from 2020 to 2021. A significant
increase of income is reflected in the strong growth of GDP in the MSA.