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Dover-Durham, New Hampshire Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dover rose 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the New Hampshire rate. The unemployment rate in Dover peaked in April 2020 at 14.4% and is now 12.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 1.9% in July 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Dover unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
New Hampshire 2.2% +0.2 -1.0
Dover 2.1% +0.1 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 11,617. There are now 9,838 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,625 in July 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 154.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Dover 1,779 +113 -710

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dover, New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
Dover
Unemployment Rate
Dover
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.2% 2.1% 1,779
August
2022
3.7% 2.0% 2.0% 1,666
July
2022
3.5% 2.0% 1.9% 1,625
June
2022
3.6% 2.0% 2.0% 1,673
May
2022
3.6% 2.1% 2.0% 1,725
April
2022
3.6% 2.3% 2.2% 1,828
March
2022
3.6% 2.4% 2.3% 1,931
February
2022
3.8% 2.7% 2.5% 2,100
January
2022
4.0% 2.9% 2.7% 2,310
December
2021
3.9% 3.0% 2.8% 2,375
November
2021
4.2% 3.0% 2.8% 2,362

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.