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Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa Job Growth

There were 179,300 jobs in Davenport, Iowa in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 177,352 employed persons for the month. Davenport lost 200 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,314 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Davenport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 179,300 -200 -1,900
CPS 177,352 -1,314 -2,952

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 11,300 jobs have been lost in Davenport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 177,400 in January 2010, Davenport has gained 1,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 198,609 for Davenport in February 2008. 21,257 jobs have been lost in Davenport since then according to the household survey. From a June 2016 low of 176,576, Davenport has added 776 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Davenport, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 179,300 -200 177,352 -1,314
November 2016 179,500 -200 178,666 -435
October 2016 179,700 900 179,101 960
September 2016 178,800 300 178,141 660
August 2016 178,500 -500 177,481 482
July 2016 179,000 1,200 176,999 423
June 2016 177,800 -2,400 176,576 -1,458
May 2016 180,200 -1,500 178,034 -1,517
April 2016 181,700 -1,200 179,551 -1,053
March 2016 182,900 200 180,604 -354
February 2016 182,700 800 180,958 -335
January 2016 181,900 700 181,293 989