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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 2019 to 2.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the New Hampshire rate. The unemployment rate in Dover peaked in May 2009 at 6.7% and is now 4.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.3% in August 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Dover unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
New Hampshire 2.5% 0.0 0.0
Dover 2.3% 0.0 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 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 May 2009 at 5,454. There are now 3,507 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,935 in February 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 12.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Dover 1,947 -16 -81

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dover, New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
Dover
Unemployment Rate
Dover
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 2.5%
July
2019
3.7% 2.5% 2.3% 1,947
June
2019
3.7% 2.5% 2.3% 1,963
May
2019
3.6% 2.4% 2.3% 1,974
April
2019
3.6% 2.4% 2.3% 1,966
March
2019
3.8% 2.4% 2.3% 1,935
February
2019
3.8% 2.4% 2.3% 1,935
January
2019
4.0% 2.4% 2.3% 1,943
December
2018
3.9% 2.4% 2.3% 1,957
November
2018
3.7% 2.4% 2.3% 1,952
October
2018
3.8% 2.4% 2.3% 1,947

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.