Department of Numbers

Delaware Job Growth

There were 460,000 jobs in Delaware in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 452,722 employed persons for the month. Delaware added 300 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 2,108 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Delaware job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 460,000 +300 +5,600
CPS 452,722 -2,108 +3,021

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 June 2016 for Delaware at 461,700. Since then 1,700 jobs have been lost in Delaware according to the employer survey. From a trough of 459,700 in October 2016, Delaware has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Delaware reached a maximum of 463,028 in May 2016. 10,306 jobs have been lost in Delaware since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Delaware Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 460,000 300 452,722 -2,108
October 2016 459,700 -1,900 454,830 -2,072
September 2016 461,600 1,300 456,902 -1,746
August 2016 460,300 -400 458,648 -2,130
July 2016 460,700 -1,000 460,778 -1,677
June 2016 461,700 3,800 462,455 -573
May 2016 457,900 -2,300 463,028 1,104
April 2016 460,200 1,600 461,924 3,070
March 2016 458,600 2,000 458,854 3,343
February 2016 456,600 -900 455,511 2,565
January 2016 457,500 1,500 452,946 2,321
December 2015 456,000 1,600 450,625 924