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Dover-Durham, New Hampshire Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dover fell 1.9 percentage points in August 2020 to 6.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the New Hampshire rate. The unemployment rate in Dover peaked in April 2020 at 15.7% and is now 9.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Dover unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 8.4% -1.8 +4.7
New Hampshire 6.5% -1.5 +3.9
Dover 6.2% -1.9 +3.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2020 data as September metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Dover, New Hampshire, National

Dover, New Hampshire monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Dover, New Hampshire Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Dover peaked in April 2020 at 12,369. There are now 7,264 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Dover 5,105 -1,570 +3,061

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dover, New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
Dover
Unemployment Rate
Dover
Unemployed
September
2020
7.9%
August
2020
8.4% 6.5% 6.2% 5,105
July
2020
10.2% 8.0% 8.1% 6,675
June
2020
11.1% 9.2% 8.6% 6,915
May
2020
13.3% 15.4% 14.5% 11,648
April
2020
14.7% 17.1% 15.7% 12,369
March
2020
4.4% 2.4% 2.1% 1,812
February
2020
3.5% 2.6% 2.4% 2,051
January
2020
3.6% 2.6% 2.4% 2,058
December
2019
3.5% 2.6% 2.4% 2,083
November
2019
3.5% 2.6% 2.4% 2,080
October
2019
3.6% 2.6% 2.4% 2,072

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.