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Dover, Delaware Job Growth

There were 70,600 jobs in Dover, Delaware in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 76,499 employed persons for the month. Dover added 100 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 299 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dover job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 70,600 +100 +1,400
CPS 76,499 +299 +2,161

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 July 2018 at 70,800. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Dover according to the employer survey. From a trough of 70,500 in September 2018, Dover has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 77,007 for Dover in July 2018. 508 jobs have been lost in Dover since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 76,200, Dover has added 299 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Dover, Delaware Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 70,600 100 76,499 299
September 2018 70,500 -300 76,200 -524
August 2018 70,800 0 76,724 -283
July 2018 70,800 200 77,007 187
June 2018 70,600 500 76,820 556
May 2018 70,100 -100 76,264 564
April 2018 70,200 700 75,700 377
March 2018 69,500 300 75,323 399
February 2018 69,200 -400 74,924 -135
January 2018 69,600 500 75,059 633
December 2017 69,100 -300 74,426 58
November 2017 69,400 200 74,368 30