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Dubuque, Iowa Job Growth

There were 57,700 jobs in Dubuque, Iowa in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 51,285 employed persons for the month. Dubuque lost 0 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 201 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dubuque job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 57,700 0 -3,400
CPS 51,285 +201 -4,412

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 61,400. Since then 3,700 jobs have been lost in Dubuque according to the employer survey. From a trough of 53,700 in April 2020, Dubuque has gained 4,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 55,846 for Dubuque in August 2019. 4,561 jobs have been lost in Dubuque since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 46,856, Dubuque has added 4,429 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Dubuque, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 57,700 0 51,285 201
January 2021 57,700 300 51,084 1,025
December 2020 57,400 100 50,059 151
November 2020 57,300 200 49,908 -809
October 2020 57,100 0 50,717 110
September 2020 57,100 -200 50,607 1,121
August 2020 57,300 300 49,486 35
July 2020 57,000 800 49,451 1,054
June 2020 56,200 2,200 48,397 769
May 2020 54,000 300 47,628 772
April 2020 53,700 -6,800 46,856 -7,219
March 2020 60,500 -600 54,075 -1,622