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Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Davenport fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points higher than the Iowa rate. The unemployment rate in Davenport peaked in April 2020 at 15.5% and is now 11.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Davenport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Iowa 2.7% +0.1 -1.4
Davenport 3.9% -0.1 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Davenport, Iowa, National

Davenport, Iowa monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Davenport, Iowa Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Davenport peaked in April 2020 at 28,507. There are now 21,047 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Davenport employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Davenport, Iowa) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Davenport 7,460 -123 -1,493

Number of Unemployed Persons

Davenport, Iowa Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Iowa
Unemployment Rate
Davenport
Unemployment Rate
Davenport
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.7% 3.9% 7,460
August
2022
3.7% 2.6% 4.0% 7,583
July
2022
3.5% 2.5% 4.0% 7,578
June
2022
3.6% 2.6% 4.0% 7,619
May
2022
3.6% 2.7% 4.1% 7,744
April
2022
3.6% 3.0% 4.1% 7,736
March
2022
3.6% 3.3% 4.2% 7,818
February
2022
3.8% 3.5% 4.3% 8,028
January
2022
4.0% 3.7% 4.4% 8,270
December
2021
3.9% 3.9% 4.6% 8,528
November
2021
4.2% 3.9% 4.5% 8,479

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.