Overall unemployment rate moved up to 2.1% with the biggest shift in Government, which lost 100 roles, based on the most recently available information published in September 2022.

Total employment in the Dover-Durham, NH-ME market declined by 395 jobs in August and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 20 bps to 2.1%. The national unemployment rate stayed flat over the same time period at 3.8%.

  • Dover-Durham, NH-ME unemployment rate is 169 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 90 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) declined in August versus prior month by -2.9% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Dover-Durham, NH-ME Unemployment August 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs declined by -0.2%. Key sectors include:

  • Government: 10,800; -100
  • Transportation & Utilities: 9,500; no change
  • Education & Healthcare: 8,200; no change
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 5,800; no change
  • Business Services: 5,200; no change
  • Manufacturing: 5,100; no change
  • Financial Services: 2,900; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 2,100; no change
  • Other Jobs: 1,900; no change
  • IT & Development: 600; no change
Dover-Durham, NH-ME Unemployment by Industry August 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through August 2022 (Data published September 2022 and reports created on September 28, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.