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Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa Job Growth

There were 186,500 jobs in Davenport, Iowa in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 183,093 employed persons for the month. Davenport lost 0 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,301 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Davenport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 186,500 0 +2,800
CPS 183,093 +1,301 +1,234

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 4,100 jobs have been lost in Davenport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 177,400 in January 2010, Davenport has gained 9,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 198,609 for Davenport in February 2008. 15,516 jobs have been lost in Davenport since then according to the household survey. From a July 2017 low of 178,173, Davenport has added 4,920 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Davenport, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 186,500 0 183,093 1,301
January 2018 186,500 200 181,792 1,969
December 2017 186,300 400 179,823 -301
November 2017 185,900 1,100 180,124 891
October 2017 184,800 400 179,233 168
September 2017 184,400 0 179,065 519
August 2017 184,400 -200 178,546 373
July 2017 184,600 300 178,173 -709
June 2017 184,300 300 178,882 -952
May 2017 184,000 -200 179,834 -1,367
April 2017 184,200 300 181,201 -1,000
March 2017 183,900 200 182,201 342