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Dover-Durham, New Hampshire Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dover fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2021 to 3.3%. 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 14.5% and is now 11.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.8% in February 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Dover unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
New Hampshire 2.9% 0.0 -5.2
Dover 3.3% 0.0 -4.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 11,696. There are now 8,923 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,351 in February 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 422.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Dover 2,773 -19 -4,033

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dover, New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
Dover
Unemployment Rate
Dover
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 2.9% 3.3% 2,773
June
2021
5.9% 2.9% 3.3% 2,792
May
2021
5.8% 2.9% 2.8% 2,360
April
2021
6.1% 2.8% 2.8% 2,374
March
2021
6.0% 3.0% 2.8% 2,353
February
2021
6.2% 3.3% 2.8% 2,351
January
2021
6.3% 3.6% 3.6% 3,052
December
2020
6.7% 3.8% 3.7% 3,158
November
2020
6.7% 4.2% 4.0% 3,399
October
2020
6.9% 4.7% 4.4% 3,736
September
2020
7.8% 5.5% 5.0% 4,188

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.