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Dover-Durham, New Hampshire Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dover fell 0.0 percentage points in June 2018 to 2.5%. 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 April 2009 at 6.7% and is now 4.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.2% in February 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Dover unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate June 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.0% +0.2 -0.3
New Hampshire 2.7% 0.0 0.0
Dover 2.5% 0.0 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with June 2018 data as July 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 3,340 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,857 in February 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 257.

Unemployed Persons June 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Dover 2,114 -30 +51

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dover, New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
Dover
Unemployment Rate
Dover
Unemployed
July
2018
3.9%
June
2018
4.0% 2.7% 2.5% 2,114
May
2018
3.8% 2.7% 2.5% 2,144
April
2018
3.9% 2.6% 2.5% 2,121
March
2018
4.1% 2.6% 2.2% 1,911
February
2018
4.1% 2.6% 2.2% 1,857
January
2018
4.1% 2.6% 2.3% 1,903
December
2017
4.1% 2.6% 2.3% 1,928
November
2017
4.1% 2.6% 2.4% 2,008
October
2017
4.1% 2.6% 2.4% 2,049
September
2017
4.2% 2.6% 2.4% 2,063
August
2017
4.4% 2.7% 2.4% 2,045

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.