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Dover, Delaware Job Growth

There were 68,800 jobs in Dover, Delaware in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 77,147 employed persons for the month. Dover added 2,000 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 5,348 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dover job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 68,800 +2,000 -2,000
CPS 77,147 +5,348 +1,067

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 3,400 jobs have been lost in Dover according to the employer survey. From a trough of 61,100 in April 2020, Dover has gained 7,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in July 2020 for Dover is at a new high of 77,147.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Dover, Delaware Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 68,800 2,000 77,147 5,348
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
November 2019 72,200 800 76,739 134
October 2019 71,400 300 76,605 159
September 2019 71,100 -100 76,446 180
August 2019 71,200 400 76,266 186