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Dover-Durham, New Hampshire Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dover fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2018 to 2.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the New Hampshire rate. The unemployment rate in Dover peaked in April 2009 at 6.7% and is now 4.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Dover unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
New Hampshire 2.6% 0.0 -0.2
Dover 2.2% -0.1 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 June 2009 at 5,454. There are now 3,600 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Dover 1,854 -55 -184

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dover, New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
Dover
Unemployment Rate
Dover
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 2.6% 2.2% 1,854
January
2018
4.1% 2.6% 2.3% 1,909
December
2017
4.1% 2.6% 2.3% 1,929
November
2017
4.1% 2.6% 2.5% 2,071
October
2017
4.1% 2.6% 2.5% 2,117
September
2017
4.2% 2.6% 2.6% 2,152
August
2017
4.4% 2.7% 2.4% 2,003
July
2017
4.3% 2.7% 2.3% 1,992
June
2017
4.3% 2.7% 2.5% 2,097
May
2017
4.3% 2.7% 2.5% 2,168
April
2017
4.4% 2.7% 2.4% 2,073

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.