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Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa Job Growth

There were 187,800 jobs in Davenport, Iowa in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 186,542 employed persons for the month. Davenport lost 900 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 278 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Davenport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 187,800 -900 +2,200
CPS 186,542 +278 +2,858

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 191,200. Since then 3,400 jobs have been lost in Davenport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 178,200 in January 2010, Davenport has gained 9,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 198,208 for Davenport in February 2008. 11,666 jobs have been lost in Davenport since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 180,307, Davenport has added 6,235 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Davenport, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 187,800 -900 186,542 278
June 2019 188,700 -400 186,264 498
May 2019 189,100 700 185,766 513
April 2019 188,400 900 185,253 423
March 2019 187,500 700 184,830 304
February 2019 186,800 -200 184,526 222
January 2019 187,000 -200 184,304 47
December 2018 187,200 400 184,257 -7
November 2018 186,800 0 184,264 66
October 2018 186,800 1,100 184,198 234
September 2018 185,700 600 183,964 218
August 2018 185,100 -500 183,746 62