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Dover, Delaware Job Growth

There were 69,900 jobs in Dover, Delaware in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 73,988 employed persons for the month. Dover lost 100 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 154 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dover job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 69,900 -100 +700
CPS 73,988 -154 +170

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 200 jobs have been lost in Dover according to the employer survey. From a trough of 69,300 in March 2017, Dover has gained 600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 74,431 for Dover in June 2017. 443 jobs have been lost in Dover since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Dover, Delaware Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 69,900 -100 73,988 -154
July 2017 70,000 500 74,142 -289
June 2017 69,500 0 74,431 300
May 2017 69,500 200 74,131 303
April 2017 69,300 0 73,828 -330
March 2017 69,300 -100 74,158 117
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