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Dover-Durham, New Hampshire Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dover fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 2.2%. 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 12.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Dover unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
New Hampshire 2.3% -0.1 -1.5
Dover 2.2% -0.1 -1.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 9,789 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Dover 1,828 -103 -1,443

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dover, New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
Dover
Unemployment Rate
Dover
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
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
October
2021
4.6% 3.1% 2.8% 2,376
September
2021
4.7% 3.2% 3.0% 2,489
August
2021
5.2% 3.4% 3.1% 2,649
July
2021
5.4% 3.5% 3.4% 2,830
June
2021
5.9% 3.6% 3.6% 3,003

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.