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Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa Job Growth

There were 188,200 jobs in Davenport, Iowa in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 187,309 employed persons for the month. Davenport added 700 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,792 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Davenport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 188,200 +700 +3,400
CPS 187,309 +1,792 +5,575

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 2,400 jobs have been lost in Davenport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 177,400 in January 2010, Davenport has gained 10,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 198,609 for Davenport in February 2008. 11,300 jobs have been lost in Davenport since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 179,719, Davenport has added 7,590 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Davenport, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 188,200 700 187,309 1,792
September 2018 187,500 400 185,517 1,723
August 2018 187,100 800 183,794 -318
July 2018 186,300 100 184,112 -301
June 2018 186,200 -100 184,413 -874
May 2018 186,300 -100 185,287 -38
April 2018 186,400 -300 185,325 186
March 2018 186,700 200 185,139 1,451
February 2018 186,500 0 183,688 807
January 2018 186,500 200 182,881 884
December 2017 186,300 400 181,997 -47
November 2017 185,900 1,100 182,044 310