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Dubuque, Iowa Job Growth

There were 59,000 jobs in Dubuque, Iowa in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 53,898 employed persons for the month. Dubuque lost 200 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 26 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dubuque job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 59,000 -200 +400
CPS 53,898 +26 +1,107

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 2,200 jobs have been lost in Dubuque according to the employer survey. From a trough of 53,700 in April 2020, Dubuque has gained 5,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 56,160 for Dubuque in September 2019. 2,262 jobs have been lost in Dubuque since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 49,557, Dubuque has added 4,341 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Dubuque, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 59,000 -200 53,898 26
August 2022 59,200 -300 53,872 64
July 2022 59,500 500 53,808 110
June 2022 59,000 300 53,698 157
May 2022 58,700 -100 53,541 85
April 2022 58,800 0 53,456 137
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