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Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Davenport fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2021 to 6.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.4 percentage points higher than the Iowa rate. The unemployment rate in Davenport peaked in April 2020 at 16.0% and is now 10.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.3% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.7 percentage points. You can also compare Davenport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Iowa 3.6% 0.0 +0.7
Davenport 6.0% -0.2 +2.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 19,227 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 9,765 in December 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,147. Davenport employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Davenport, Iowa) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Davenport 10,912 -393 +3,203

Number of Unemployed Persons

Davenport, Iowa Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Iowa
Unemployment Rate
Davenport
Unemployment Rate
Davenport
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 3.6% 6.0% 10,912
January
2021
6.3% 3.6% 6.2% 11,305
December
2020
6.7% 3.7% 5.3% 9,765
November
2020
6.7% 3.9% 5.5% 10,077
October
2020
6.9% 4.2% 5.3% 10,206
September
2020
7.8% 4.7% 7.6% 14,364
August
2020
8.4% 5.3% 9.0% 16,866
July
2020
10.2% 6.1% 10.0% 18,431
June
2020
11.1% 7.1% 12.0% 23,032
May
2020
13.3% 8.3% 15.4% 29,585
April
2020
14.8% 11.1% 16.0% 30,139

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.