Department of Numbers

Dover, Delaware Job Growth

There were 68,000 jobs in Dover, Delaware in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 74,606 employed persons for the month. Dover lost 700 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 820 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dover job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 68,000 -700 -4,200
CPS 74,606 -820 -2,133

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 November 2019 at 72,200. Since then 4,200 jobs have been lost in Dover according to the employer survey. From a trough of 61,100 in April 2020, Dover has gained 6,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 77,927 for Dover in August 2020. 3,321 jobs have been lost in Dover since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Dover, Delaware Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 68,000 -700 74,606 -820
October 2020 68,700 -300 75,426 52
September 2020 69,000 -700 75,374 -2,553
August 2020 69,700 1,100 77,927 1,131
July 2020 68,600 1,800 76,796 4,997
June 2020 66,800 4,300 71,799 5,782
May 2020 62,500 1,400 66,017 1,000
April 2020 61,100 -9,700 65,017 -8,041
March 2020 70,800 -1,300 73,058 -3,627
February 2020 72,100 100 76,685 29
January 2020 72,000 200 76,656 -182
December 2019 71,800 -400 76,838 99