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Dubuque, Iowa Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dubuque fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Iowa rate. The unemployment rate in Dubuque peaked in April 2020 at 12.0% and is now 8.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Dubuque unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Iowa 3.0% -0.3 -1.5
Dubuque 3.3% -0.2 -1.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Dubuque, Iowa, National

Dubuque, Iowa monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Dubuque, Iowa Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Dubuque peaked in April 2020 at 6,774. There are now 4,976 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Dubuque employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dubuque, Iowa) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Dubuque 1,798 -139 -790

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dubuque, Iowa Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Iowa
Unemployment Rate
Dubuque
Unemployment Rate
Dubuque
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.0% 3.3% 1,798
March
2022
3.6% 3.3% 3.5% 1,937
February
2022
3.8% 3.5% 3.7% 2,042
January
2022
4.0% 3.7% 3.9% 2,133
December
2021
3.9% 3.9% 4.0% 2,187
November
2021
4.2% 3.9% 4.0% 2,178
October
2021
4.6% 4.0% 4.0% 2,187
September
2021
4.7% 4.1% 4.1% 2,259
August
2021
5.2% 4.3% 4.3% 2,357
July
2021
5.4% 4.4% 4.4% 2,455
June
2021
5.9% 4.5% 4.6% 2,530

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.