The Greater Quad Cities Region has a well-educated and generally growing labor force. In 2010, the Region’s total labor force averaged 227,790. The table below shows the total average size of the labor force for the Region, MSA, and each county. According to the 2005-2009 American Community Survey 5-year estimates, 88.1% of the Region's population 25 years and over had completed high school or beyond, and 33.0% had completed an associates or higher degree.
MSA = Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa-Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area which includes Henry, Mercer, and Rock Island Counties, Illinois and Scott County, Iowa.
Source: Illinois Department of Employment Securities and Iowa Workforce Development.
To learn more about the Greater Quad Cities Region labor force and work force development initiatives go to:
Iowa Work Force Development Region 9 (Iowa)
Success Network 13 (Illinois)