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Dover, Delaware Job Growth

There were 69,000 jobs in Dover, Delaware in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 74,828 employed persons for the month. Dover added 400 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 230 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dover job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 69,000 +400 +1,800
CPS 74,828 +230 +1,010

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 71,100. Since then 2,100 jobs have been lost in Dover according to the employer survey. From a trough of 61,500 in April 2020, Dover has gained 7,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 76,885 for Dover in February 2020. 2,057 jobs have been lost in Dover since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 67,643, Dover has added 7,185 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Dover, Delaware Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 69,000 400 74,828 230
October 2021 68,600 100 74,598 111
September 2021 68,500 -800 74,487 144
August 2021 69,300 200 74,343 213
July 2021 69,100 1,000 74,130 232
June 2021 68,100 600 73,898 206
May 2021 67,500 -400 73,692 -3
April 2021 67,900 400 73,695 26
March 2021 67,500 400 73,669 -37
February 2021 67,100 100 73,706 -97
January 2021 67,000 -200 73,803 20
December 2020 67,200 0 73,783 -35