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Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa Job Growth

There were 177,300 jobs in Davenport, Iowa in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 173,216 employed persons for the month. Davenport added 700 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 485 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Davenport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 177,300 +700 +8,600
CPS 173,216 +485 +9,287

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 14,100 jobs have been lost in Davenport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 161,800 in April 2020, Davenport has gained 15,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 197,781 for Davenport in February 2008. 24,565 jobs have been lost in Davenport since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 155,119, Davenport has added 18,097 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Davenport, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 177,300 700 173,216 485
June 2021 176,600 1,000 172,731 24
May 2021 175,600 -400 172,707 -178
April 2021 176,000 -300 172,885 -333
March 2021 176,300 500 173,218 -409
February 2021 175,800 800 173,627 -385
January 2021 175,000 0 174,012 -508
December 2020 175,000 200 174,520 732
November 2020 174,800 0 173,788 -5,013
October 2020 174,800 1,400 178,801 6,422
September 2020 173,400 3,100 172,379 1,031
August 2020 170,300 1,600 171,348 7,419