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Dubuque, Iowa Job Growth

There were 57,600 jobs in Dubuque, Iowa in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 52,905 employed persons for the month. Dubuque lost 1,000 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 138 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dubuque job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 57,600 -1,000 +300
CPS 52,905 -138 +2,078

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Dubuque, Iowa Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Dubuque 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 Dubuque, Iowa

CES employment for Dubuque peaked in January 2020 at 61,400. Since then 3,800 jobs have been lost in Dubuque according to the employer survey. From a trough of 53,700 in April 2020, Dubuque has gained 3,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 55,527 for Dubuque in August 2019. 2,622 jobs have been lost in Dubuque since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 49,241, Dubuque has added 3,664 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Dubuque, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 57,600 -1,000 52,905 -138
October 2021 58,600 -400 53,043 -140
September 2021 59,000 100 53,183 -78
August 2021 58,900 -500 53,261 -86
July 2021 59,400 400 53,347 1,127
June 2021 59,000 200 52,220 224
May 2021 58,800 300 51,996 355
April 2021 58,500 200 51,641 373
March 2021 58,300 400 51,268 277
February 2021 57,900 200 50,991 186
January 2021 57,700 300 50,805 58
December 2020 57,400 100 50,747 -80