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Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa Job Growth

There were 165,200 jobs in Davenport, Iowa in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 158,410 employed persons for the month. Davenport lost 19,800 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 22,155 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Davenport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 165,200 -19,800 -21,800
CPS 158,410 -22,155 -28,731

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 26,200 jobs have been lost in Davenport according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 198,208 for Davenport in February 2008. 39,798 jobs have been lost in Davenport since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Davenport, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 165,200 -19,800 158,410 -22,155
March 2020 185,000 -1,000 180,565 -7,103
February 2020 186,000 -100 187,668 -533
January 2020 186,100 -300 188,201 -239
December 2019 186,400 300 188,440 -185
November 2019 186,100 -1,400 188,625 -131
October 2019 187,500 500 188,756 -32
September 2019 187,000 -500 188,788 117
August 2019 187,500 -400 188,671 286
July 2019 187,900 1,100 188,385 400
June 2019 186,800 -400 187,985 446
May 2019 187,200 200 187,539 398