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Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Davenport fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points higher than the Iowa rate. The unemployment rate in Davenport peaked in January 2010 at 9.3% and is now 5.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Davenport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Iowa 2.9% -0.1 -0.6
Davenport 4.2% -0.1 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Davenport, Iowa, National

Davenport, Iowa monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Davenport, Iowa Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Davenport peaked in January 2010 at 18,462. There are now 10,525 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Davenport employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Davenport, Iowa) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Davenport 7,937 -74 -2,115

Number of Unemployed Persons

Davenport, Iowa Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Iowa
Unemployment Rate
Davenport
Unemployment Rate
Davenport
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 2.9% 4.2% 7,937
October
2017
4.1% 3.0% 4.3% 8,011
September
2017
4.2% 3.2% 4.6% 8,554
August
2017
4.4% 3.3% 4.6% 8,641
July
2017
4.3% 3.2% 4.6% 8,581
June
2017
4.3% 3.2% 4.7% 8,729
May
2017
4.3% 3.1% 4.6% 8,707
April
2017
4.4% 3.1% 4.6% 8,683
March
2017
4.5% 3.1% 4.5% 8,625
February
2017
4.7% 3.2% 4.9% 9,286
January
2017
4.8% 3.4% 5.4% 10,302

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.