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Dover, DE: Nonfarm employment and labor force data

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Employment data from the Current Employment Statistics program
(not seasonally adjusted data, all employees, in thousands)
Sector
Dover, Del. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

2023

71.3 72.1 72.8 72.6 73.0 72.8 71.7 71.5 72.9 73.4 73.2 73.5 72.6

2024

71.8 72.5 (p)73.3                    

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2023

2.6 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.7

2024

2.6 2.6 (p)2.7                    

Manufacturing

2023

5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.1

2024

5.1 5.0 (p)5.1                    

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2023

14.3 14.3 14.4 14.0 14.3 14.1 13.8 13.8 14.1 14.2 14.5 14.8 14.2

2024

14.1 14.2 (p)14.2                    

Information

2023

0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4

2024

0.4 0.4 (p)0.4                    

Financial Activities

2023

2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.4

2024

2.4 2.4 (p)2.4                    

Professional & Business Services

2023

6.6 6.8 6.8 6.7 6.8 6.6 6.3 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.3 6.2 6.5

2024

6.1 6.1 (p)6.3                    

Educational & Health Services

2023

10.9 11.0 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.0 11.1 11.3 11.4 11.4 11.5 11.2

2024

11.4 11.4 (p)11.4                    

Leisure & Hospitality

2023

7.1 7.2 7.4 7.5 7.7 7.8 7.7 7.6 7.8 7.7 7.5 7.4 7.5

2024

7.2 7.3 (p)7.4                    

Other Services

2023

2.7 2.7 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7

2024

2.7 2.7 (p)2.7                    

Government

2023

19.3 19.7 19.9 19.9 19.7 19.8 19.4 19.4 20.0 20.3 20.2 20.4 19.8

2024

19.8 20.4 (p)20.7                    

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

Labor Force data from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program
(not seasonally adjusted data)

Dover, Del. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

2023

(1)81,163 (1)81,538 (1)82,331 (1)81,641 (1)80,761 (1)81,030 (1)80,662 (1)81,134 (1)81,193 (1)81,784 (1)81,903 (1)81,799 (1)81,412

2024

81,214 (p)81,973                      

Employment

2023

(1)77,351 (1)77,676 (1)78,620 (1)78,302 (1)77,443 (1)76,974 (1)76,688 (1)76,964 (1)77,670 (1)78,095 (1)78,613 (1)78,460 (1)77,738

2024

77,477 (p)78,336                      

Unemployment

2023

(1)3,812 (1)3,862 (1)3,711 (1)3,339 (1)3,318 (1)4,056 (1)3,974 (1)4,170 (1)3,523 (1)3,689 (1)3,290 (1)3,339 (1)3,674

2024

3,737 (p)3,637                      

Unemployment Rate

2023

(1)4.7 (1)4.7 (1)4.5 (1)4.1 (1)4.1 (1)5.0 (1)4.9 (1)5.1 (1)4.3 (1)4.5 (1)4.0 (1)4.1 (1)4.5

2024

4.6 (p)4.4                      

Footnotes
(1) Data were subject to revision on April 19, 2024.
(p) Preliminary

The Dover, Del. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Kent County in Delaware.