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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 2021 to 3.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the New Hampshire rate. The unemployment rate in Dover peaked in April 2020 at 15.7% and is now 12.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Dover unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
New Hampshire 3.3% -0.3 +0.7
Dover 3.2% -0.1 +0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 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 April 2020 at 12,369. There are now 9,639 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Dover 2,730 -30 +679

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dover, New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
Dover
Unemployment Rate
Dover
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 3.3% 3.2% 2,730
January
2021
6.3% 3.6% 3.3% 2,760
December
2020
6.7% 3.8% 4.1% 3,286
November
2020
6.7% 4.2% 4.2% 3,317
October
2020
6.9% 4.7% 4.3% 3,348
September
2020
7.8% 5.5% 5.6% 4,476
August
2020
8.4% 6.6% 6.2% 5,085
July
2020
10.2% 8.1% 8.1% 6,675
June
2020
11.1% 10.3% 8.6% 6,915
May
2020
13.3% 13.4% 14.5% 11,648
April
2020
14.8% 16.0% 15.7% 12,369

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.