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Dover, Delaware Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dover fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2018 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Delaware rate. The unemployment rate in Dover peaked in January 2010 at 9.2% and is now 4.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Dover unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Delaware 4.4% -0.1 -0.2
Dover 4.5% -0.2 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 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 6,583. There are now 3,061 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 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Dover 3,522 -146 -259

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dover, Delaware Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Delaware
Unemployment Rate
Dover
Unemployment Rate
Dover
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.4% 4.5% 3,522
January
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.7% 3,668
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.8% 3,682
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.9% 3,760
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.9% 3,800
September
2017
4.2% 4.5% 5.3% 4,142
August
2017
4.4% 4.6% 5.7% 4,481
July
2017
4.3% 4.6% 5.6% 4,393
June
2017
4.3% 4.6% 5.3% 4,135
May
2017
4.3% 4.6% 5.1% 3,964
April
2017
4.4% 4.6% 4.9% 3,791

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.