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Dubuque, Iowa Job Growth

There were 59,800 jobs in Dubuque, Iowa in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 52,841 employed persons for the month. Dubuque added 200 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 266 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dubuque job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 59,800 +200 0
CPS 52,841 +266 -592

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 August 2015 at 60,200. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Dubuque according to the employer survey. From a trough of 59,200 in August 2016, Dubuque has gained 600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,028 for Dubuque in June 2015. 1,187 jobs have been lost in Dubuque since then according to the household survey. From a December 2017 low of 52,155, Dubuque has added 686 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Dubuque, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 59,800 200 52,841 266
January 2018 59,600 -100 52,575 420
December 2017 59,700 -200 52,155 -133
November 2017 59,900 100 52,288 -171
October 2017 59,800 100 52,459 -30
September 2017 59,700 -300 52,489 312
August 2017 60,000 100 52,177 -50
July 2017 59,900 100 52,227 -377
June 2017 59,800 0 52,604 51
May 2017 59,800 -100 52,553 -400
April 2017 59,900 100 52,953 -475
March 2017 59,800 0 53,428 -5