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Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa Job Growth

There were 175,800 jobs in Davenport, Iowa in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 174,142 employed persons for the month. Davenport lost 500 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 6,476 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Davenport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 175,800 -500 -10,300
CPS 174,142 -6,476 -14,483

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 15,600 jobs have been lost in Davenport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 165,200 in April 2020, Davenport has gained 10,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 198,208 for Davenport in February 2008. 24,066 jobs have been lost in Davenport since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 158,628, Davenport has added 15,514 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Davenport, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 175,800 -500 174,142 -6,476
October 2020 176,300 1,400 180,618 6,259
September 2020 174,900 1,600 174,359 3,155
August 2020 173,300 1,400 171,204 4,855
July 2020 171,900 -600 166,349 -2,369
June 2020 172,500 5,900 168,718 6,634
May 2020 166,600 1,400 162,084 3,456
April 2020 165,200 -19,800 158,628 -21,937
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