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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 2019 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.9 percentage points higher than the Iowa rate. The unemployment rate in Davenport peaked in January 2010 at 9.3% and is now 5.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in February 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Davenport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Iowa 2.4% 0.0 -0.3
Davenport 4.3% -0.2 +0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 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 January 2010 at 18,460. There are now 10,193 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 1,173. Davenport employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Davenport, Iowa) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Davenport 8,267 -445 +1,173

Number of Unemployed Persons

Davenport, Iowa Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Iowa
Unemployment Rate
Davenport
Unemployment Rate
Davenport
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 2.4%
February
2019
3.8% 2.4% 4.3% 8,267
January
2019
4.0% 2.4% 4.5% 8,712
December
2018
3.9% 2.4% 4.3% 8,375
November
2018
3.7% 2.4% 4.0% 7,774
October
2018
3.8% 2.4% 4.0% 7,781
September
2018
3.7% 2.4% 4.0% 7,630
August
2018
3.8% 2.4% 4.0% 7,582
July
2018
3.9% 2.4% 3.9% 7,516
June
2018
4.0% 2.5% 4.0% 7,768
May
2018
3.8% 2.6% 3.9% 7,583
April
2018
3.9% 2.6% 3.9% 7,579

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.