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Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa Job Growth

There were 175,300 jobs in Davenport, Iowa in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 171,795 employed persons for the month. Davenport added 300 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 306 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Davenport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 175,300 +300 -11,700
CPS 171,795 +306 -15,873

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 191,400. Since then 16,100 jobs have been lost in Davenport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 161,800 in April 2020, Davenport has gained 13,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 198,208 for Davenport in February 2008. 26,413 jobs have been lost in Davenport since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 158,628, Davenport has added 13,167 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Davenport, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 175,300 300 171,795 306
January 2021 175,000 0 171,489 -2,060
December 2020 175,000 200 173,549 77
November 2020 174,800 0 173,472 -7,146
October 2020 174,800 1,400 180,618 6,259
September 2020 173,400 3,100 174,359 3,155
August 2020 170,300 1,600 171,204 4,855
July 2020 168,700 1,000 166,349 -2,369
June 2020 167,700 4,900 168,718 6,634
May 2020 162,800 1,000 162,084 3,456
April 2020 161,800 -23,800 158,628 -21,937
March 2020 185,600 -1,400 180,565 -7,103