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Dover, Delaware Job Growth

There were 69,600 jobs in Dover, Delaware in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 74,386 employed persons for the month. Dover added 200 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 345 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dover job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 69,600 +200 +800
CPS 74,386 +345 +417

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Dover, Delaware Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Dover as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Dover, Delaware

CES employment for Dover peaked in January 2017 at 70,100. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Dover according to the employer survey. From a trough of 69,400 in February 2017, Dover has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Dover is at a new high of 74,386.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Dover, Delaware Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 69,600 200 74,386 345
February 2017 69,400 -700 74,041 -84
January 2017 70,100 1,500 74,125 628
December 2016 68,600 -300 73,497 -239
November 2016 68,900 -600 73,736 -167
October 2016 69,500 600 73,903 45
September 2016 68,900 -300 73,858 40
August 2016 69,200 300 73,818 79
July 2016 68,900 300 73,739 -19
June 2016 68,600 -200 73,758 -191
May 2016 68,800 0 73,949 -57
April 2016 68,800 0 74,006 37