Untitled design-6.png

THE ECONOMY AND JOB MARKET

Keeping in mind the data on Dubuque's cost of living, income and wages, explore key data points related to the economy and job market. How does the availability of jobs in Dubuque relate to the information highlighted by previous sections?

THE ECONOMY

Note: The labor force represents the number of employed and unemployed people in Dubuque, meaning those who are currently working and those actively looking for a job.  Individuals not employed and not actively looking for work, such as retired individuals or homemakers, are not included in the labor force. 

2021-dataWalk-dataSets-seperated_changeLabor-dropUnemployed.png

The number of unemployed people in this chart has been inverted, meaning that the line will go down when the number of unemployed people increases. This was done to better show the two metrics in comparison on the graph. For both metrics, the line going up is a positive (increase in labor force or a drop in unemployment), and the line going down is a negative (the labor force shrinking or an increase in the number of people unemployed). 

From October 2019 to October 2021, the number of unemployed people grew by 500, but the labor force dropped by 2,500.
2021-dataWalk-dataSets-seperated_laborForce-size.png
2021-dataWalk-dataSets-seperated_unemploymentRate-county2017.png

THE JOB MARKET

Jobs - 20 listings.PNG

AccessDubuqueJobs.com is one of the primary job search and listing sites in the Greater Dubuque area. It is hosted by the Greater Dubuque Development Corporation in partnership with TH Media and a number of local investors. 

2021-dataWalk-dataSets-seperated_jobListings-boxChart.png
JOIN THE DISCUSSION

Add your own reaction to this page so we can include it for future visitors

ABOUT THE DATA

All data from the charts comes from Iowa Workforce Development and AccessDubuqueJobs.

The labor force represents the number of employed and unemployed people in Dubuque, meaning those who are currently working and those actively looking for a job.  Individuals not employed and not actively looking for work, such as retired individuals or homemakers, are not included in the labor force. 

AccessDubuqueJobs.com is one of the primary job search and listing sites in the Greater Dubuque area.  It is hosted by the Greater Dubuque Development Corporation in partnership with TH Media and a number of local investors. 

Continue Exploring

Based on our data about the cost of living in Dubuque, can people earn enough to meet their basic needs? Explore the data about annual household income in Dubuque.