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Dover-Durham, New Hampshire Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dover fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2018 to 2.3%. 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 2009 at 6.7% and is now 4.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.2% in February 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Dover unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
New Hampshire 2.6% -0.1 0.0
Dover 2.3% 0.0 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 June 2009 at 5,454. There are now 3,505 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,857 in February 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 92.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Dover 1,949 -79 -100

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dover, New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
Dover
Unemployment Rate
Dover
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 2.6% 2.3% 1,949
September
2018
3.7% 2.7% 2.3% 2,028
August
2018
3.9% 2.7% 2.4% 2,120
July
2018
3.9% 2.7% 2.4% 2,097
June
2018
4.0% 2.7% 2.5% 2,114
May
2018
3.8% 2.7% 2.5% 2,144
April
2018
3.9% 2.6% 2.5% 2,121
March
2018
4.1% 2.6% 2.2% 1,911
February
2018
4.1% 2.6% 2.2% 1,857
January
2018
4.1% 2.6% 2.3% 1,903
December
2017
4.1% 2.6% 2.3% 1,928

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.