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Dubuque, Iowa Job Growth

There were 59,500 jobs in Dubuque, Iowa in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 52,117 employed persons for the month. Dubuque lost 100 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 110 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dubuque job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 59,500 -100 0
CPS 52,117 -110 -636

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

Dubuque, Iowa Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Dubuque peaked in March 2016 at 60,300. Since then 800 jobs have been lost in Dubuque according to the employer survey. From a trough of 59,300 in September 2016, Dubuque has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,028 for Dubuque in June 2015. 1,911 jobs have been lost in Dubuque since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Dubuque, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 59,500 -100 52,117 -110
July 2017 59,600 -200 52,227 -377
June 2017 59,800 -400 52,604 51
May 2017 60,200 500 52,553 -400
April 2017 59,700 -300 52,953 -475
March 2017 60,000 100 53,428 -5
February 2017 59,900 200 53,433 -30
January 2017 59,700 -300 53,463 422
December 2016 60,000 200 53,041 -33
November 2016 59,800 0 53,074 -43
October 2016 59,800 500 53,117 138
September 2016 59,300 -200 52,979 226