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Dover, Delaware Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dover rose 1.3 percentage points in May 2020 to 17.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.7 percentage points higher than the Delaware rate. The unemployment rate for Dover in May 2020 is at a new high. You can also compare Dover unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Delaware 15.8% +0.9 +12.1
Dover 17.5% +1.3 +13.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Dover, Delaware, National

Dover, Delaware monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Dover, Delaware Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Dover in May 2020 is at a new high of 13,836. Dover employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dover, Delaware) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Dover 13,836 +1,249 +10,607

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dover, Delaware Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Delaware
Unemployment Rate
Dover
Unemployment Rate
Dover
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 15.8% 17.5% 13,836
April
2020
14.7% 14.9% 16.2% 12,587
March
2020
4.4% 5.0% 5.7% 4,452
February
2020
3.5% 3.9% 4.3% 3,420
January
2020
3.6% 4.0% 4.4% 3,487
December
2019
3.5% 4.0% 4.4% 3,534
November
2019
3.5% 4.0% 4.4% 3,543
October
2019
3.6% 4.0% 4.4% 3,540
September
2019
3.5% 3.9% 4.4% 3,527
August
2019
3.7% 3.9% 4.4% 3,494
July
2019
3.7% 3.8% 4.3% 3,431

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.