The Data Center tracks economic and employment statistics at the local level, including such as monthly employment and unemployment, MSA Industry estimates, major employers, Economic Census figures, monthly statistics from the Consumer Price Index and quarterly ACCRA Cost of Living comparisons. Bi-State Regional Commission conducts the ACCRA survey for the Quad City region.
The 2012 Quad City Region Laborshed Analysis measured the availability and characteristics of workers within the Quad City area. The data collected helps local development officials facilitate business expansion and recruitment and provide assistance to existing businesses. The 2010 Quad City Region Laborshed Analysis details the characteristics of the available labor force including current/desired wage rates and benefits, job qualifications and skills, age cohorts, residence/work location, employment requirements/obstacles, and the distances individuals are willing to travel for employment.
Cost of Living Comparisons
Click above for the latest ACCRA Cost of Living Index. The ACCRA Cost of Living Survey is national survey that is conducted in over 300 Metropolitan Statistical Areas on a quarterly basis. Bi-State Regional Commission conducts the survey for the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island (IA-IL) MSA.
1979 - Current Consumer Price Index
Click above for the latest Consumer Price Index data. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in prices over time in a fixed market basket of goods and services. The CPI is based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, transportation, medical care, and other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day living. The CPI is used as an indicator of inflation, a deflator of other economic series, and as an escalator for income payments.
Nation, State, County & Regional employment statistics
Employment Statistics are derived from the Iowa Workforce Development, Illinois Employment Securities, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Most data are not seasonally adjusted and thus do not take into account predictable non-economic events that impact employment statistics. Examples of seasonal events include changes in government employment due to the beginning and ending of the school year and declines in Construction industry employment in January because of cold weather. Official sub-state labor force estimates (i.e. metro areas, counties, and cities) are not seasonally adjusted, primarily because statewide adjustments to employment and unemployment limit the ability to isolate and predict local seasonal events.
Click above for regional employment statistics for last year.
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) Sector Employment
Click above for the current year's employment statistics by industry sector for the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL MSA.
Selected City-Level Employment Data
Click above for this year's city level employment data. Data are available for Davenport & Bettendorf, IA and Moline & Rock Island, IL. Data are not seasonally adjusted.
Click above for last year's city level employment statistics.
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) Major Employers
Click above for a list of major employers in the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island MSA. The list is compiled by Bi-State Regional Commission and Quad City Development Group
United States Economic Census
The US Census Bureau’s Economic Census provides data at the state, MSA, county and place levels about how many different types of businesses exist in a community, how much money these businesses make, and the race or ethnicity of the business owner. The most recent data available is from the 2002 Economic Census. The 2002 Economic Census was finished in early 2003. But data will continue to become available through 2004. http://www.census.gov/epcd/www/econ97.html