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Dover-Durham, New Hampshire Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dover fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2017 to 2.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the New Hampshire rate. The unemployment rate in Dover peaked in April 2009 at 6.7% and is now 4.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.3% in January 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Dover unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
New Hampshire 2.7% 0.0 -0.1
Dover 2.4% -0.1 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Dover, New Hampshire, National

Dover, New Hampshire monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Dover, New Hampshire Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Dover peaked in June 2009 at 5,454. There are now 3,402 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,927 in January 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 125.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Dover 2,052 -65 -95

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dover, New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
Dover
Unemployment Rate
Dover
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 2.7% 2.4% 2,052
October
2017
4.1% 2.7% 2.5% 2,117
September
2017
4.2% 2.7% 2.6% 2,152
August
2017
4.4% 2.7% 2.4% 2,003
July
2017
4.3% 2.8% 2.3% 1,992
June
2017
4.3% 2.9% 2.5% 2,097
May
2017
4.3% 2.9% 2.5% 2,168
April
2017
4.4% 2.8% 2.4% 2,073
March
2017
4.5% 2.8% 2.4% 2,000
February
2017
4.7% 2.7% 2.4% 2,038
January
2017
4.8% 2.7% 2.3% 1,927

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.