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Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Davenport fell 1.2 percentage points in May 2020 to 14.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 4.6 percentage points higher than the Iowa rate. The unemployment rate in Davenport peaked in April 2020 at 16.0% and is now 1.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Davenport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Iowa 10.2% -0.8 +7.5
Davenport 14.8% -1.2 +10.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 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 30,139. There are now 2,018 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Davenport employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Davenport, Iowa) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Davenport 28,121 -2,018 +20,083

Number of Unemployed Persons

Davenport, Iowa Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Iowa
Unemployment Rate
Davenport
Unemployment Rate
Davenport
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 8.0%
May
2020
13.3% 10.2% 14.8% 28,121
April
2020
14.7% 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
3.6% 2.8% 4.1% 8,061
December
2019
3.5% 2.8% 4.2% 8,349
November
2019
3.5% 2.8% 4.2% 8,302
October
2019
3.6% 2.8% 4.2% 8,241
September
2019
3.5% 2.8% 4.1% 8,170
August
2019
3.7% 2.8% 4.1% 8,089

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.