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Dubuque, Iowa Job Growth

There were 60,100 jobs in Dubuque, Iowa in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 53,341 employed persons for the month. Dubuque added 200 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 406 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dubuque job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 60,100 +200 +300
CPS 53,341 +406 +542

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 100 jobs have been lost in Dubuque according to the employer survey. From a trough of 59,200 in August 2016, Dubuque has gained 900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 53,949 for Dubuque in June 2015. 608 jobs have been lost in Dubuque since then according to the household survey. From a August 2016 low of 52,373, Dubuque has added 968 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Dubuque, Iowa Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 60,100 200 53,341 406
September 2018 59,900 -100 52,935 -151
August 2018 60,000 300 53,086 21
July 2018 59,700 0 53,065 -25
June 2018 59,700 -400 53,090 235
May 2018 60,100 200 52,855 -120
April 2018 59,900 100 52,975 -55
March 2018 59,800 0 53,030 168
February 2018 59,800 200 52,862 161
January 2018 59,600 -100 52,701 260
December 2017 59,700 -200 52,441 -140
November 2017 59,900 100 52,581 -218