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Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Davenport fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2018 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.6 percentage points higher than the Iowa rate. The unemployment rate in Davenport peaked in January 2010 at 9.3% and is now 5.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in February 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Davenport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Iowa 2.4% -0.1 -0.5
Davenport 4.0% 0.0 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 January 2010 at 18,460. There are now 10,677 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 7,094 in February 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 689. Davenport employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Davenport, Iowa) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Davenport 7,783 +153 +2

Number of Unemployed Persons

Davenport, Iowa Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Iowa
Unemployment Rate
Davenport
Unemployment Rate
Davenport
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 2.4% 4.0% 7,783
September
2018
3.7% 2.5% 4.0% 7,630
August
2018
3.9% 2.5% 4.0% 7,582
July
2018
3.9% 2.6% 3.9% 7,516
June
2018
4.0% 2.7% 4.0% 7,768
May
2018
3.8% 2.7% 3.9% 7,583
April
2018
3.9% 2.8% 3.9% 7,579
March
2018
4.1% 2.8% 3.8% 7,333
February
2018
4.1% 2.9% 3.7% 7,094
January
2018
4.1% 2.9% 3.8% 7,230
December
2017
4.1% 2.9% 4.0% 7,569

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.