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Dubuque, Iowa Job Growth

There were 58,800 jobs in Dubuque, Iowa in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 53,454 employed persons for the month. Dubuque lost 0 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 135 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dubuque job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 58,800 0 +200
CPS 53,454 +135 +1,124

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 61,200. Since then 2,400 jobs have been lost in Dubuque according to the employer survey. From a trough of 53,700 in April 2020, Dubuque has gained 5,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 56,160 for Dubuque in September 2019. 2,706 jobs have been lost in Dubuque since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 49,557, Dubuque has added 3,897 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Dubuque, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 58,800 0 53,454 135
March 2022 58,800 -200 53,319 125
February 2022 59,000 -300 53,194 210
January 2022 59,300 0 52,984 237
December 2021 59,300 1,900 52,747 -1
November 2021 57,400 -900 52,748 -10
October 2021 58,300 -300 52,758 -33
September 2021 58,600 0 52,791 -16
August 2021 58,600 -300 52,807 46
July 2021 58,900 200 52,761 113
June 2021 58,700 300 52,648 149
May 2021 58,400 -200 52,499 169