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Dover, Delaware Job Growth

There were 70,000 jobs in Dover, Delaware in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 77,260 employed persons for the month. Dover lost 200 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 25 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dover job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 70,000 -200 +1,200
CPS 77,260 +25 +1,253

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 September 2019 at 71,000. Since then 1,000 jobs have been lost in Dover according to the employer survey. From a trough of 61,500 in April 2020, Dover has gained 8,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in April 2022 for Dover is at a new high of 77,260.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Dover, Delaware Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 70,000 -200 77,260 25
March 2022 70,200 -100 77,235 70
February 2022 70,300 600 77,165 132
January 2022 69,700 -400 77,033 151
December 2021 70,100 200 76,882 10
November 2021 69,900 600 76,872 45
October 2021 69,300 300 76,827 94
September 2021 69,000 -300 76,733 81
August 2021 69,300 -100 76,652 69
July 2021 69,400 400 76,583 107
June 2021 69,000 -100 76,476 178
May 2021 69,100 300 76,298 291