Overall unemployment rate moved down to 3.4% with the biggest shift in Government, which gained 1,900 roles, based on the most recently available information published in November 2022.

Total employment in the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL market declined by 1,677 jobs in September and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 40 bps to 3.4%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 47 bps over the same time to 3.3%.

  • Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL unemployment rate is 8 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 100 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in September versus prior month by 6.7% 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 September 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs declined by -0.3%. Key sectors include:

  • Transportation & Utilities: 37,700; -400
  • Government: 26,100; +1,900
  • Business Services: 25,600; -400
  • Education & Healthcare: 24,800; -400
  • Manufacturing: 24,500; -100
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 20,900; -1,100
  • Construction, Mining: 10,600; no change
  • Other Jobs: 7,600; -100
  • Financial Services: 7,200; no change
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL Unemployment by Industry September 2022

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

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.