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Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Davenport rose 0.1 percentage points in November 2020 to 5.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.8 percentage points higher than the Iowa rate. The unemployment rate in Davenport peaked in April 2020 at 16.0% and is now 10.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.3% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Davenport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Iowa 3.6% -0.1 +0.8
Davenport 5.4% +0.1 +1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 30,139. There are now 20,214 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Davenport employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Davenport, Iowa) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Davenport 9,925 -281 +1,623

Number of Unemployed Persons

Davenport, Iowa Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Iowa
Unemployment Rate
Davenport
Unemployment Rate
Davenport
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 3.6% 5.4% 9,925
October
2020
6.9% 3.7% 5.3% 10,206
September
2020
7.8% 4.8% 7.6% 14,364
August
2020
8.4% 6.3% 9.0% 16,866
July
2020
10.2% 6.8% 10.0% 18,431
June
2020
11.1% 8.4% 12.0% 23,032
May
2020
13.3% 10.2% 15.4% 29,585
April
2020
14.8% 11.0% 16.0% 30,139
March
2020
4.4% 3.3% 3.9% 7,402
February
2020
3.5% 2.8% 3.9% 7,709
January
2020
3.5% 2.8% 4.1% 8,061

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.