Department of Numbers

Dover, Delaware Job Growth

There were 70,000 jobs in Dover, Delaware in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 74,006 employed persons for the month. Dover lost 100 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 190 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dover job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 70,000 -100 +1,100
CPS 74,006 -190 +366

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 October 2016 at 70,800. Since then 800 jobs have been lost in Dover according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 75,145 for Dover in April 2016. 1,139 jobs have been lost in Dover since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Dover, Delaware Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 70,000 -100 74,006 -190
November 2016 70,100 -700 74,196 -526
October 2016 70,800 100 74,722 -114
September 2016 70,700 200 74,836 211
August 2016 70,500 800 74,625 216
July 2016 69,700 400 74,409 -133
June 2016 69,300 900 74,542 -177
May 2016 68,400 -1,100 74,719 -426
April 2016 69,500 200 75,145 193
March 2016 69,300 300 74,952 703
February 2016 69,000 200 74,249 218
January 2016 68,800 -100 74,031 391