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Dover, Delaware Job Growth

There were 66,900 jobs in Dover, Delaware in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 73,547 employed persons for the month. Dover lost 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 41 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dover job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 66,900 -100 -3,800
CPS 73,547 +41 -3,138

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 4,200 jobs have been lost in Dover according to the employer survey. From a trough of 61,500 in April 2020, Dover has gained 5,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 77,927 for Dover in August 2020. 4,380 jobs have been lost in Dover since then according to the household survey. From a January 2021 low of 73,506, Dover has added 41 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Dover, Delaware Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 66,900 -100 73,547 41
January 2021 67,000 -200 73,506 -2,094
December 2020 67,200 0 75,600 105
November 2020 67,200 -500 75,495 69
October 2020 67,700 -400 75,426 52
September 2020 68,100 500 75,374 -2,553
August 2020 67,600 900 77,927 1,131
July 2020 66,700 1,400 76,796 4,997
June 2020 65,300 3,300 71,799 5,782
May 2020 62,000 500 66,017 1,000
April 2020 61,500 -8,800 65,017 -8,041
March 2020 70,300 -400 73,058 -3,627