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Dover, Delaware Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dover fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Delaware rate. The unemployment rate in Dover peaked in January 2010 at 9.2% and is now 5.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Dover unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Delaware 3.4% -0.1 -0.6
Dover 3.3% -0.2 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 peaked in January 2010 at 6,601. There are now 4,004 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Dover employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dover, Delaware) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Dover 2,597 -171 -927

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dover, Delaware Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Delaware
Unemployment Rate
Dover
Unemployment Rate
Dover
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.3%
February
2019
3.8% 3.4% 3.3% 2,597
January
2019
4.0% 3.5% 3.5% 2,768
December
2018
3.9% 3.6% 3.6% 2,850
November
2018
3.7% 3.5% 3.6% 2,890
October
2018
3.8% 3.6% 4.1% 3,256
September
2018
3.7% 3.6% 4.6% 3,675
August
2018
3.8% 3.7% 4.6% 3,708
July
2018
3.9% 3.7% 4.5% 3,639
June
2018
4.0% 3.8% 4.2% 3,404
May
2018
3.8% 3.8% 4.1% 3,222
April
2018
3.9% 3.9% 4.1% 3,260

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.