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Dubuque, Iowa Job Growth

There were 59,400 jobs in Dubuque, Iowa in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 53,395 employed persons for the month. Dubuque added 400 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,175 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dubuque job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 59,400 +400 +2,400
CPS 53,395 +1,175 +2,699

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 2,000 jobs have been lost in Dubuque according to the employer survey. From a trough of 53,700 in April 2020, Dubuque has gained 5,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 55,527 for Dubuque in August 2019. 2,132 jobs have been lost in Dubuque since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 49,241, Dubuque has added 4,154 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Dubuque, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 59,400 400 53,395 1,175
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
November 2020 57,300 200 50,827 -131
October 2020 57,100 0 50,958 -213
September 2020 57,100 -200 51,171 -297
August 2020 57,300 300 51,468 772