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Dover-Durham, New Hampshire Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dover fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2020 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the New Hampshire rate. The unemployment rate in Dover peaked in April 2020 at 15.7% and is now 11.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Dover unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
New Hampshire 3.8% -0.4 +1.2
Dover 4.2% -0.1 +1.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 9,073 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Dover 3,296 -52 +1,216

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dover, New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
Dover
Unemployment Rate
Dover
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 3.8% 4.2% 3,296
October
2020
6.9% 4.2% 4.3% 3,348
September
2020
7.8% 5.8% 5.6% 4,476
August
2020
8.4% 6.6% 6.2% 5,085
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
14.8% 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
3.5% 2.6% 2.4% 2,058

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.