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Dubuque, Iowa Job Growth

There were 57,200 jobs in Dubuque, Iowa in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 50,097 employed persons for the month. Dubuque lost 0 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 620 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dubuque job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 57,200 0 -3,500
CPS 50,097 -620 -5,592

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 January 2019 at 61,300. Since then 4,100 jobs have been lost in Dubuque according to the employer survey. From a trough of 50,700 in April 2020, Dubuque has gained 6,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 55,846 for Dubuque in August 2019. 5,749 jobs have been lost in Dubuque since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 46,856, Dubuque has added 3,241 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Dubuque, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 57,200 0 50,097 -620
October 2020 57,200 100 50,717 110
September 2020 57,100 300 50,607 1,121
August 2020 56,800 200 49,486 35
July 2020 56,600 1,500 49,451 1,054
June 2020 55,100 2,400 48,397 769
May 2020 52,700 2,000 47,628 772
April 2020 50,700 -9,200 46,856 -7,219
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