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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 May 2021 to 5.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.7 percentage points higher than the Iowa rate. The unemployment rate in Davenport peaked in April 2020 at 16.3% and is now 10.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.4% in December 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Davenport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.3 -7.5
Iowa 3.9% +0.1 -4.4
Davenport 5.6% -0.1 -9.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2021 data as June 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 30,314. There are now 20,025 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 9,881 in December 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 408. Davenport employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Davenport, Iowa) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Davenport 10,289 -138 -16,821

Number of Unemployed Persons

Davenport, Iowa Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Iowa
Unemployment Rate
Davenport
Unemployment Rate
Davenport
Unemployed
June
2021
5.9%
May
2021
5.8% 3.9% 5.6% 10,289
April
2021
6.1% 3.8% 5.7% 10,427
March
2021
6.0% 3.7% 5.6% 10,325
February
2021
6.2% 3.7% 5.6% 10,337
January
2021
6.3% 3.6% 5.5% 10,138
December
2020
6.7% 3.7% 5.4% 9,881
November
2020
6.7% 3.9% 5.7% 10,546
October
2020
6.9% 4.2% 6.0% 11,477
September
2020
7.8% 4.7% 6.9% 12,819
August
2020
8.4% 5.3% 7.9% 14,781
July
2020
10.2% 6.1% 9.7% 17,584

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.