Overall unemployment rate moved down to 1.7% with the biggest shift in Government, which lost 300 roles, based on the most recently available information published in June 2022.

Total employment in the Dover-Durham, NH-ME market rose by 529 jobs in May and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 30 bps to 1.7%. The national unemployment rate increased by 4 bps over the same time to 3.4%.

  • Dover-Durham, NH-ME unemployment rate is 168 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 May versus prior month by -10.8% 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 May 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs stayed flat. Key sectors include:

  • Government: 12,500; -300
  • Transportation & Utilities: 9,700; +100
  • Education & Healthcare: 8,100; -100
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 5,400; +200
  • Business Services: 5,200; no change
  • Manufacturing: 5,000; no change
  • Financial Services: 2,900; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 2,000; +100
  • Other Jobs: 1,900; no change
  • IT & Development: 600; no change
Dover-Durham, NH-ME Unemployment by Industry May 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through May 2022 (Data published June 2022 and reports created on June 29, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.