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Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Davenport fell 0.1 percentage points in August 2021 to 5.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points higher than the Iowa rate. The unemployment rate in Davenport peaked in April 2020 at 16.3% and is now 10.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.4% in December 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 August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.2% -0.2 -3.2
Iowa 4.1% 0.0 -1.2
Davenport 5.5% -0.1 -2.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2021 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 April 2020 at 30,314. There are now 20,192 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 9,881 in December 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 241. Davenport employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Davenport, Iowa) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Davenport 10,122 -91 -4,659

Number of Unemployed Persons

Davenport, Iowa Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Iowa
Unemployment Rate
Davenport
Unemployment Rate
Davenport
Unemployed
September
2021
4.8%
August
2021
5.2% 4.1% 5.5% 10,122
July
2021
5.4% 4.1% 5.6% 10,213
June
2021
5.9% 4.0% 5.7% 10,381
May
2021
5.8% 3.9% 5.6% 10,326
April
2021
6.1% 3.8% 5.7% 10,427
March
2021
6.0% 3.7% 5.6% 10,325
February
2021
6.2% 3.7% 5.6% 10,337
January
2021
6.3% 3.6% 5.5% 10,138
December
2020
6.7% 3.7% 5.4% 9,881
November
2020
6.7% 3.9% 5.7% 10,546
October
2020
6.9% 4.2% 6.0% 11,477

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.