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Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa Job Growth

There were 186,700 jobs in Davenport, Iowa in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 184,864 employed persons for the month. Davenport lost 300 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 555 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Davenport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 186,700 -300 +800
CPS 184,864 +555 +1,176

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 191,200. Since then 4,500 jobs have been lost in Davenport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 178,200 in January 2010, Davenport has gained 8,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 198,609 for Davenport in February 2008. 13,745 jobs have been lost in Davenport since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 179,719, Davenport has added 5,145 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Davenport, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 186,700 -300 184,864 555
January 2019 187,000 -200 184,309 -902
December 2018 187,200 400 185,211 -1,241
November 2018 186,800 0 186,452 -816
October 2018 186,800 1,100 187,268 1,751
September 2018 185,700 600 185,517 1,723
August 2018 185,100 -500 183,794 -318
July 2018 185,600 -200 184,112 -301
June 2018 185,800 -300 184,413 -874
May 2018 186,100 200 185,287 -38
April 2018 185,900 -400 185,325 186
March 2018 186,300 400 185,139 1,451