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Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa Job Growth

There were 183,900 jobs in Davenport, Iowa in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 182,376 employed persons for the month. Davenport added 600 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 517 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Davenport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 183,900 +600 +400
CPS 182,376 +517 +819

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Davenport, Iowa Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Davenport 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 Davenport, Iowa

CES employment for Davenport peaked in February 2008 at 190,600. Since then 6,700 jobs have been lost in Davenport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 177,400 in January 2010, Davenport has gained 6,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 198,609 for Davenport in February 2008. 16,233 jobs have been lost in Davenport since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 179,782, Davenport has added 2,594 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Davenport, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 183,900 600 182,376 517
February 2017 183,300 -700 181,859 103
January 2017 184,000 400 181,756 881
December 2016 183,600 400 180,875 -77
November 2016 183,200 100 180,952 -63
October 2016 183,100 0 181,015 226
September 2016 183,100 300 180,789 326
August 2016 182,800 100 180,463 208
July 2016 182,700 1,000 180,255 26
June 2016 181,700 -1,100 180,229 -349
May 2016 182,800 -500 180,578 -549
April 2016 183,300 -200 181,127 -430