Department of Numbers

Dover, Delaware Job Growth

There were 70,300 jobs in Dover, Delaware in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 76,502 employed persons for the month. Dover added 200 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 418 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dover job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 70,300 +200 +1,100
CPS 76,502 +418 +1,578

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 in February 2019 is at a new high of 70,300.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 77,007 for Dover in July 2018. 505 jobs have been lost in Dover since then according to the household survey. From a January 2019 low of 76,084, Dover has added 418 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Dover, Delaware Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 70,300 200 76,502 418
January 2019 70,100 500 76,084 -692
December 2018 69,600 -200 76,776 377
November 2018 69,800 200 76,399 -28
October 2018 69,600 300 76,427 227
September 2018 69,300 100 76,200 -524
August 2018 69,200 -100 76,724 -283
July 2018 69,300 -300 77,007 187
June 2018 69,600 0 76,820 556
May 2018 69,600 200 76,264 564
April 2018 69,400 200 75,700 377
March 2018 69,200 0 75,323 399