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Dubuque, Iowa Job Growth

There were 51,600 jobs in Dubuque, Iowa in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 47,421 employed persons for the month. Dubuque lost 8,300 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 6,654 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dubuque job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 51,600 -8,300 -9,200
CPS 47,421 -6,654 -7,709

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 2019 at 61,300. Since then 9,700 jobs have been lost in Dubuque according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 55,846 for Dubuque in August 2019. 8,425 jobs have been lost in Dubuque since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Dubuque, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 51,600 -8,300 47,421 -6,654
March 2020 59,900 -1,100 54,075 -1,622
February 2020 61,000 100 55,697 -26
January 2020 60,900 400 55,723 145
December 2019 60,500 -200 55,578 -111
November 2019 60,700 0 55,689 -95
October 2019 60,700 -100 55,784 -61
September 2019 60,800 0 55,845 -1
August 2019 60,800 0 55,846 87
July 2019 60,800 500 55,759 178
June 2019 60,300 -500 55,581 233
May 2019 60,800 0 55,348 218