Overall unemployment rate moved up to 3.5% with the biggest shift in Education & Healthcare, which gained 800 roles, based on the most recently available information published in December 2022.

Total employment in the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL market rose by 400 jobs in October and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 10 bps to 3.5%. The national unemployment rate increased by 8 bps over the same time to 3.4%.

  • Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL unemployment rate is 10 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 70 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in October versus prior month by 7% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL Unemployment October 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 1.3% . Key sectors include:

  • Transportation & Utilities: 38,400; +600
  • Government: 26,700; +100
  • Business Services: 26,400; +600
  • Education & Healthcare: 26,400; +800
  • Manufacturing: 24,800; +200
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 21,200; +100
  • Construction, Mining: 10,500; -100
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL Unemployment by Industry October 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through October 2022 (Data published December 2022 and reports created on December 2, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.