Department of Numbers

Delaware Job Growth

There were 457,000 jobs in Delaware in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 453,021 employed persons for the month. Delaware added 500 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,679 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Delaware job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 457,000 +500 +3,700
CPS 453,021 +1,679 -324

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 in March 2017 for Delaware is at a new high of 457,000.

CPS employment in Delaware reached a maximum of 453,362 in April 2016. 341 jobs have been lost in Delaware since then according to the household survey. From a December 2016 low of 449,673, Delaware has added 3,348 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Delaware Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 457,000 500 453,021 1,679
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
November 2016 453,800 -100 450,046 -458
October 2016 453,900 -300 450,504 -515
September 2016 454,200 -300 451,019 -547
August 2016 454,500 0 451,566 -575
July 2016 454,500 1,600 452,141 -550
June 2016 452,900 1,200 452,691 -431
May 2016 451,700 -1,300 453,122 -240
April 2016 453,000 -300 453,362 17