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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 November 2021 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Iowa rate. The unemployment rate in Davenport peaked in April 2020 at 16.3% and is now 12.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.2% in September 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Davenport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Iowa 3.7% -0.2 -0.2
Davenport 4.2% 0.0 -1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 22,562 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Davenport employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Davenport, Iowa) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Davenport 7,752 -88 -2,794

Number of Unemployed Persons

Davenport, Iowa Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Iowa
Unemployment Rate
Davenport
Unemployment Rate
Davenport
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 3.7% 4.2% 7,752
October
2021
4.6% 3.9% 4.2% 7,840
September
2021
4.7% 4.0% 4.2% 7,854
August
2021
5.2% 4.1% 5.5% 10,134
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
6.0% 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
6.4% 3.6% 5.5% 10,138

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.