Department of Numbers

Delaware Job Growth

There were 454,100 jobs in Delaware in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 454,656 employed persons for the month. Delaware lost 1,500 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 678 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Delaware job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 454,100 -1,500 +300
CPS 454,656 -678 +4,610

Delaware Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Delaware as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in Delaware

CES employment peaked in September 2017 for Delaware at 457,100. Since then 3,000 jobs have been lost in Delaware according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Delaware reached a maximum of 455,559 in September 2017. 903 jobs have been lost in Delaware since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Delaware Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 454,100 -1,500 454,656 -678
October 2017 455,600 -1,500 455,334 -225
September 2017 457,100 200 455,559 1,059
August 2017 456,900 600 454,500 66
July 2017 456,300 1,600 454,434 -497
June 2017 454,700 -1,300 454,931 287
May 2017 456,000 300 454,644 582
April 2017 455,700 -400 454,062 1,174
March 2017 456,100 -400 452,888 1,546
February 2017 456,500 700 451,342 1,365
January 2017 455,800 1,400 449,977 304
December 2016 454,400 600 449,673 -373