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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 August 2019 to 4.1%. 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 5.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.1% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Davenport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Iowa 2.5% 0.0 +0.1
Davenport 4.1% 0.0 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September 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 18,450. There are now 10,494 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 7,870 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 86. Davenport employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Davenport, Iowa) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Davenport 7,956 -105 +16

Number of Unemployed Persons

Davenport, Iowa Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Iowa
Unemployment Rate
Davenport
Unemployment Rate
Davenport
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 2.5%
August
2019
3.7% 2.5% 4.1% 7,956
July
2019
3.7% 2.5% 4.1% 8,061
June
2019
3.7% 2.4% 4.2% 8,183
May
2019
3.6% 2.4% 4.3% 8,378
April
2019
3.6% 2.4% 4.4% 8,513
March
2019
3.8% 2.4% 4.4% 8,445
February
2019
3.8% 2.4% 4.3% 8,297
January
2019
4.0% 2.4% 4.3% 8,310
December
2018
3.9% 2.4% 4.2% 8,139
November
2018
3.7% 2.4% 4.2% 8,130
October
2018
3.8% 2.4% 4.2% 8,077

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.