Labor Force

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.


Annual Average Labor Force Totals in the Bi-State Region
Year Henry Mercer Rock Island Muscatine Scott MSA Region
2010
26,991  8,770  78,729  23,350  89,950  204,440
227,790
2009 26,968 8,774 78,022 23,450 89,140 202,904 226,354
2008 27,684 8,659 79,562 23,920 90,410 206,315 230,235
2007 27,669 8,950 79,966 23,990 88,850 205,435 229,425
2006 27,494 8,978 78,801 23,990 88,700 203,973 227,963
2005 27,235 8,892 77,712 22,440 88,010 201,849 224,289
2000 27,314 8,839 77,616 22,390 86,140 191,070 213,460
1995 25,694 8,405 72,891 21,570 83,330 181,915 203,485
1990 26,236 8,611 74,530 20,840 78,660 179,426 200,266
1985 25,243 9,375 77,028 20,760 75,900 178,171 198,931
1980 29,772 10,200 84,434 20,360 75,100 189,306 209,666

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)

www.iowaworkforce.org/region9/

 

Success Network 13 (Illinois)