Overall unemployment rate moved up to 2.0% with the biggest shift in Government, which lost 2,100 roles, based on the most recently available information published in August 2022.

Total employment in the Dover-Durham, NH-ME market rose by 75 jobs in June and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 30 bps to 2.0%. The national unemployment rate increased by 46 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • Dover-Durham, NH-ME unemployment rate is 184 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 180 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) declined in June versus prior month by -10.7% and are down 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 June 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs declined by -2.8%. Key sectors include:

  • Government: 10,300; -2,100
  • Transportation & Utilities: 9,700; +100
  • Education & Healthcare: 8,300; +100
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 5,700; +300
  • Business Services: 5,200; no change
  • Manufacturing: 5,100; +100
  • Financial Services: 2,900; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 2,000; no change
  • Other Jobs: 1,900; no change
  • IT & Development: 600; no change
Dover-Durham, NH-ME Unemployment by Industry June 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through June 2022 (Data published August 2022 and reports created on August 3, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.